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CPU Reviews & Articles


Intel Skulltrail Performance Preview

By Vince Freeman :  February 4, 2008

Multi-Threaded Performance

As we are covering multi-core processors, a more in-depth look at multi-threaded processor performance is certainly needed - without the limitations of single-threaded applications or component-specific benchmarks. We offer up three different multi-threaded benchmarks: CINEBENCH 9.5, CINEBENCH 10 and SiSoft SANDRA XII 2008.

CINEBENCH 9.5 & 10 Performance

CINEBENCH is a performance suite, which utilizes CINEMA 4D for both CPU and video-based testing. We use the multi-threaded CPU benchmark, which processes a large, detailed image file on-screen, and displays the test results. Both CINEBENCH 9.5 and 10 dynamically shift image processing on the fly. If one core is finished its job, the program automatically segments the remainder of the image, thereby speeding up processing times considerably. The main difference between the two is the image workload, with CINEBENCH 9.5 offering a more mainstream test, while CINEBENCH 10 gives the CPU a much tougher workout.

The CINEBENCH 9.5 benchmarking leaves no doubt that with the proper software, multi-core platforms like the Intel Skulltrail can really lay down the law. The performance scores here are exceptional, and show a marked improvement over even an ultra high-end quad core processor. In fact, the dual Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors offer a jump of over 40% compared to the powerful 3.2 GHz QX9770.

The CINEBENCH 10 benchmark scores are even more impressive, and now the dual-CPU Skulltrail posts a score that is a 60% improvement on the Core 2 Extreme QX9770.

SiSoft SANDRA XII 2008 ALU and FPU Performance

The SANDRA Arithmetic CPU benchmarks are fully multi-threaded, and we see the Intel Skulltrail platform posting exceptional scores compared to the dual and quad core competition.

Page 1

Taking a Walk Down the Skulltrail

Page 2

Test Setup and Benchmark Software

Page 3

PCMark05 Pro Performance

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SiSoft SANDRA XII and WinRAR Bandwidth Performance

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    CINEBENCH 9.5/10 and SANDRA Multi-threading Performance

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    MPEG-2, DivX, WMV, and High-Def Video Encoding Performance

    Page 7

    3DMark06 Pro, Quake 4 and FarCry Performance

    Page 8

    Company of Heroes, F.E.A.R. and Supreme Commander Performance

    Page 9

    Lost Planet Multi-threading & Power Consumption Testing

    Page 10

    Benchmark Analysis, Value and Conclusion

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