Previous generation Intel® Core™ i7-950 processor and Intel® Core™ i7-920 processor
With fast, intelligent multi-core technology that applies processing power where it's needed most, previous generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors deliver an incredible PC performance. You'll multitask applications faster and unleash incredible digital media creation. And you'll experience maximum performance for everything you do, thanks to the combination of Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, which maximizes performance to match your workload.
- Best processors on the planet
- Create spectacular slide shows
- Create cool 3D images for animations and games
- Create your own movie masterpieces
- Video editing with Adobe Premiere* Pro CS3
- Create cutting-edge video content and visual effects
- Produce high-quality images for a photo gallery
- Convert a video for your iPod* while you encode a video for YouTube*
- Archive high resolution photos to free up storage space for new photos
- Gaming performance on today's popular games
Create cutting-edge video content and visual effects
Experiment with filters and effects using Adobe After Effects* CS3
As a video professional you need to go through the time-consuming process of applying filters and effects over and over to achieve that definitive look you're going after. The previous generation Intel® Core™ i7-950 processor helps you get through this painstaking process quickly so you can preview your concepts and meet your intense deadlines.
|Desktop PC configurations used for SPEC* CPU2006* measurements|
|Intel® Processor Name||Previous Generation Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q9650||Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor||Previous Generation Intel® Core™ i7-950 Processor|
|Processor to memory bus||Front Side Bus @ 1333MHz||N/A||N/A|
|Processor interconnect||N/A||Intel® QuickPath Interconnect @ 4.8GT/s||Intel® QuickPath Interconnect @ 4.8GT/s|
|Processor secondary cache||2x6MB Level 2 cache||4x256KB Level 2 cache||4x256KB Level 2 cache|
|Processor third-level cache||N/A||Unified 8MB L3||Unified 8MB L3|
|Motherboard manufacturer||ASUS* P5E3 Premium board||ASUS* P6T Deluxe||ASUS P6T Deluxe|
|Chipset||Intel® X48 Express Chipset||Intel® X58 Express Chipset||Intel X58 Express Chipset|
|Chipset INF file||Intel® INF 184.108.40.2066||Intel INF 220.127.116.117||Intel® INF 18.104.22.1687|
|Platform BIOS||BIOS 0505||BIOS 0703||BIOS 1303|
|Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology||N/A||On||On|
|Intel® Turbo Boost Technology||N/A||On||On|
|System memory||2-channel 4GB (4x1GB) Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX* DDR3-1333 9-9-9 clocked down to DDR3-1200||3-channel 12 GB (6x2GB) Samsung* M378B5673DZ1-CF8 DDR3-1066 7-7-7-20||3-channel 12 GB (6x2GB) Samsung M378B5673DZ1-CF8 DDR3-1066 7-7-7-20|
|Hard disk||Intel® X25-M SATA Solid-State Drive (80GB SSD SATA2)||Intel X25-M SATA Solid-State Drive (80GB SSD SATA2)||Intel X25-M SATA Solid-State Drive (80GB SSD SATA2)|
|Video card||1 x GTX 280 PCIe*||1 x GTX 280 PCIe||1 x GTX 280 PCIe|
|Video driver version||NVIDIA NV177.41*||NVIDIA NV177.41||NVIDIA NV180.48|
|Graphics resolution||1280 x 1024 resolution, 32-bit color||1280 x 1024 resolution, 32-bit color||1280 x 1024 resolution, 32-bit color|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows Vista* Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS||Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS||Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS|
|Compiler verison||Intel® Compiler v11.0 32-bit binaries||Intel Compiler v11.0 32-bit binaries||Intel Compiler v11.0 32-bit binaries|
|Microsoft DirectX* version||Microsoft DirectX* 10||Microsoft DirectX 10||Microsoft DirectX 10|
|Power management mode||High performance||High performance||High performance|
These systems contain different amounts of memory. The purpose is to compare the fastest supported previous generation Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor platform (2x1GB of DDR3-1600) versus the recommended configuration (3x1GB of DDR3-1066) for the Intel® Core™ i7-965 processor Extreme Edition platform.
For more information on Intel® processor numbers, go to www.intel.com/products/processor_number/index.htm.
Final benchmarks based on the final production BIOS may vary from these results. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel® products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, visit www.intel.com/performance/.
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