Articles: CPU
 

Bookmark and Share

(6) 
Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 ]

Testbed Configuration and Testing Methodology

Simultaneous testing of a large number of processors is a pretty complicated task that not only takes a lot of time and effort, but also requires access to dozens of different processor models at the same time. Therefore, most results databases available online are either updated over a large period of time, which causes the testbed configuration, drivers and applications versions to change accordingly, or have the results obtained on the same old platform that hasn’t been updated for a while. We did our best to avoid any of these problems – all our tests are current and have been performed at the same time for all CPUs. We used only the latest hardware components with the most recent BIOS and driver versions as well as the operating system with all available updates.

Here is the list of hardware and software components we used for our today’s test session:

  • Processors:
    • AMD Phenom II X6 1075T (Thuban, 6 cores, 3.0 GHz, 6 MB L3);
    • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (Thuban, 6 cores, 3.2 GHz, 6 MB L3);
    • Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 (Wolfdale, 2 cores, 3.33 GHz, 6 MB L2);
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (Yorkfield, 4 cores, 2.83 GHz, 12 MB L2);
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (Yorkfield, 4 cores, 3.00 GHz, 12 MB L2);
    • Intel Core i5-670 (Clarkdale, 2 cores, 3.46 GHz, 4 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i5-680 (Clarkdale, 2 cores, 3.6 GHz, 4 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i5-760 (Lynnfiled, 4 cores, 2.8 GHz, 8 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i7-860 (Lynnfiled, 4 cores, 2.8 GHz, 8 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i7-870 (Lynnfiled, 4 cores, 2.93 GHz, 8 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i7-880 (Lynnfiled, 4 cores, 3.06 GHz, 8 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i7-950 (Bloomfiled, 4 cores, 3.06 GHz, 8 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i7-960 (Bloomfiled, 4 cores, 3.2 GHz, 8 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i7-970 (Gulftown, 6 cores, 3.2 GHz, 12 MB L3);
    • Intel Core i7-980X (Gulftown, 6 cores, 3.33 GHz, 12 MB L3).
  • Mainboards:
    • ASUS Crosshair IV Formula (Socket AM3, AMD 890FX + SB850, DDR3 SDRAM);
    • ASUS P5Q3 (LGA775, Intel P45 Express, DDR3 SDRAM);
    • ASUS P7P55D Premium (LGA1156, Intel P55 Express);
    • Gigabyte X58A-UD5 (LGA1366, Intel X58 Express).
  • Memory:
    • 2 x 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM (Kingston KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX):
      • DDR3-1333 9-9-9-27 with Core 2 Duo E8600, Core 2 Quad Q9550, Core 2 Quad Q9650, Core i5-670, Core i5-680 and Core i5-760 CPUs;
      • DDR3-1600 9-9-9-27 with Phenom II X6 1075T, Phenom II X6 1090T, Core i7-860, Core i7-870, Core i7-880 CPUs;
    • 3 x 2 GB, DDR3 SDRAM (Crucial BL3KIT25664TG1608):
      • DDR3-1600 9-9-9-27 with Core i7-950, Core i7-960, Core i7-970 and Core i7-980X CPUs.
  • Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 5870.
  • Hard drive: Kingston SNVP325-S2/128GB.
  • Power supply unit: Tagan TG880-U33II (880 W).
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
  • Drivers:
    • Intel Chipset Driver 9.1.1.1025;
    • ATI Catalyst 10.9 Display Driver.
 
Pages: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 ]

Discussion

Comments currently: 6
Discussion started: 12/03/10 03:14:07 AM
Latest comment: 02/02/12 10:19:09 AM

View comments

Add your Comment