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    Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Preview
    By Vince Freeman :  November 19, 2007

    Quake 4 Performance

    Quake 4 is the latest in 3D first-person shooters from id Software and Raven, and while the actual storyline is standard fare and the game itself is based on the DOOM 3 engine, the graphics are exceptional and it is an improvement over previous games. The lighting and shadow effects are excellent, and the overall level design and architecture are a real treat. The overall load on the graphics card can be extreme, which is both a blessing and a curse, depending on the actual hardware you are testing. For this test, we have moved to the 1.4 revision, and enabled the game's multi-threaded functionality.

    Quake 4 is based on the same engine as DOOM 3, and due to a combination of enhanced NVIDIA drivers and in-game multi-core support, it also rewards the extra multithreading of our dual and quad core processors. The benchmark demo we use is extremely detailed, and the overall framerates are kept lower than usual. We see the usual performance increase in this test, and compared to the 3.0 GHz Core 2 Extreme QX99650, the Quake 4 results of the new 3.2 GHz Core 2 Extreme QX9770 offer few surprises.

    Prey Performance

    Prey is a serious first-person shooter from Human Head Studios and 3D Realms that uses a heavily modified version of the DOOM 3 engine. You take the role of Earth's savior in an all-out war against some very nasty alien invaders, all within a Matrix-like experience, and with some of the best computer game graphics you'll ever see. Our Prey benchmark is also a very serious game test that can push any system to its limits.

    The Prey benchmark results are indicative of a very demanding game environment, and fail to show much difference between the top end processors. The Core 2 Extreme QX9770 finally allows the 45nm Yorkfield to take over in this benchmark, as the last time out, the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 posted a slightly lower score than the Core 2 Extreme QX6850.

    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Performance

    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is another in a long line of third-person games that rely on stealth and planning, rather than just hammering the fire button repeatedly. This innovative game design also gives our processors a different kind of test, which is very evident in the standard Ubisoft Lighthouse demo. The latest patches also enable SM3.0, which adds on yet another layer of attrition on the graphics card.

    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is an extremely demanding game benchmark, and one fails to show much in the way of differences between processors, dual and quad core alike. While not particularly illuminating as a performance metric, it does show that not all games will benefit from a faster CPU like the Core 2 Extreme QX9770.



    Page 1 The Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Processor
    Page 2 Test Setup and Benchmark Software
    Page 3 PCMark05 Pro Performance
    Page 4 SiSoft SANDRA XII Memory and Multi-Core Performance
    Page 5 Everest Ultimate Edition 4.2 Performance
    Page 6 CINEBENCH 9.5/10 and WinRAR Performance
    Page 7 MPEG-2, DivX, WMV, and High-Def Video Encoding Performance
    Page 8 3DMark06 Pro, DOOM 3 and FarCry Performance
  • Page 9 Quake 4, Prey and Splinter Cell: CT Performance
    Page 10 Company of Heroes, F.E.A.R. and Supreme Commander Performance
    Page 11 Benchmark Analysis and Power Consumption
    Page 12 Real-World Usage, Value and Conclusion

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