Though Intel is launching three CPUs today, it only provided us with two for testing: Core i7 870 and Core i5 750. We will assess the piggy in the middle, the Core i7 860 in the near future.
Our testing consists of mostly real world benchmarks including games, photo editing, mp3 encoding, and video transcoding along with a few canned benchmarks in the form of PCMark Vantage and the 3D rendering tests Cinebench and POVray.
Common System Components
Core i7 870 and Core i5 750 (Lynnfield) Test System
Core i7 900 (Bloomfield) Test System
Core 2 test Sytem
AMD Phenom Test System