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Changing for the Future - Intel's Core i7

Changing for the Future - Intel's Core i7


Results - Futuremark PCMark05 Pro

Results - Futuremark PCMark05 Pro

There wasn't any dramatic improvements in PCMark05's CPU score for the Core i7 as the 3.2GHz Core i7-965 Extreme Edition had only marginally higher numbers than the Core 2 Extreme QX9770. There was also negligible difference between the scores for the three Core i7-965 configurations. In the memory segment however, the new architecture flexed its muscular bandwidth with a staggering 35% gain over the QX9770. Here, there was a slight dip in performance once HyperThreading was disabled, but it was still significantly faster than the previous platforms using Core 2, which directly relates the advantages of the integrated memory controller.