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Changing for the Future - Intel's Core i7

Changing for the Future - Intel's Core i7


Results - SYSmark 2007 Preview

Results - SYSmark 2007 Preview

SYSmark 2007 will give more ammunition to those who believe that HyperThreading is a double edged sword because once we disabled it, the Core i7 scores were higher. Looking at the breakdown, 3D and video creation benefited most from having SMT enabled but this was countered with a drastic drop in scores for the productivity segment.

Having more memory too had a slight improvement for scores overall though the most significant difference between the new architecture and the older Core 2 Extreme was in the 3D segment, which saw massive gains, especially with SMT.