Sunday, December 7, 2008

A few information for upcoming processor

'Nehalem' 2.93 GHz Benches Revealed

4:50 PM - July 9, 2008 by Tuan Nguyen
Source: Tom's Hardware – Category : CPU

Several days ago we took a look at Intel’s next generation X58 platform for Nehalem in which we explained that the new chipset will be bringing along several new features. The most significant of these features is QuickPath, which is a brand new link architecture very similar to AMD’s HyperTransport, and getting rid of the front-side bus (FSB) system altogether.

What this means for enthusiasts is that old methods of overclocking will no longer work with Nehalem. What will happen is that the connection between the CPU and the northbridge (X58 MCH), will be based on an external clock multiplier running at 133 MHz. At this time, with an early X58 sample motherboard on hand, we’re still unable to change this frequency, but our motherboard sources tell us that this is a feature that will be available via the system BIOS once things go into full production.

Intel Nehalem CPU-z

Today however, we were able to really play around with a 2.93 GHz quad-core ’Nehalem’ processor. Unfortunately, we were not able to test the system for long, and therefore very little comparison could be made to another system. However, we did manage to run the chip through some common synthetic benchmarks. We will definitely be providing a full performance review. For today though, we have a quick look at how Intel’s next generation platform performs.

We used the following system specifications:

ProcessorIntel Nehalem 2.93 GHz
MotherboardPrototype X58 motherboard
MemoryCrucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 1GBx2
StorageSeagate SATAII 750GB (ST3750330AS/P)
GraphicsATI Radeon 4850 HD
OSMicrosoft Windows Vista SP1
Resolution1280 x 1024

The results so far are:
3DMark 06 1280x1024 noAAScore
SM2.0 score4605
HDR/SM3.0 score5600
CPU score5183

PCMark 05Score
CPU score9583