Intel Core i7 870 & Core i5 750 Review - Test Setup Review

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.

”’CPUs Tested”’

  • Intel Core i7 870
  • Intel Core i5 750
  • Intel Core i7 965
  • Intel Core i7 920
  • Intel Core 2 QX9770
  • Intel Core 2 Q9550
  • AMD Phenom II 965 BE

”’Test Setup”’

”’Common System Components”’

”’Core i7 870 and Core i5 750 (Lynnfield) Test System”’

  • Intel DP55KG Motherboard

”’Core i7 900 (Bloomfield) Test System”’

  • Intel DX58SO ”SmackOver” Motherboard

”’Core 2 test Sytem”’

  • Asus P5E3 Motherboard

”’AMD Phenom Test System”’

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