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AthlonXP1800
11-02-08, 02:53 PM
Found this on Guru3D site. :D

So guys, just a quick heads up on info. As you all know by now, starting tomorrow you'll see a lot of Intel Core i7 reviews on the web. This week, here at Guru3D.com we'll cover not one yet multiple Core i7 related articles.

Tomorrow on Monday you can expect us covering a couple of the processors and their performance. And next to that, due to the sheer new CPU performance thrown at us tomorrow we'll also bring you a Multi-GPU game performance article. We'll cover 2-way, 3-way and even 4-way Multi-GPU gaming performance based on that Core i7 product in combo with NVIDIA SLI and ATI Crossfire. Which, let me tell you, will be a pretty interesting read.

Later this week we'll also bring you some X58 motherboards review. So all in all -- check back tomorrow for some pretty interesting articles.

Hilbert

Article Schedule:

Monday

Intel Core i7 processor(s) review
Multi-GPU Game Performance on Core i7

Tuesday

Intel Reference X58 motherboard review

Thursday

3rd party X58 motherboard review

http://www.guru3d.com/news/starting-tomorrow-on-guru3d/

Meanwhile here are some guys managed to get Core i7 CPUs and ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboards overclocked at Xtremesystems.org forum here (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205779) and also one guy from California bought a retail Core i7 965 Extreme and ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard from Central Computer store in Sunnyvale, CA here (http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/406091-i7-out-wild.html).

I read the Xtremesystems.org thread and noticed the i7 CPU cores have very high temp as high as 92C even when not overclocking, that is getting me bit worried about high temp, doubt whether to get i7 920 that could get fried sooner with short lifespan. :headexplode:

Redeemed
11-02-08, 03:01 PM
Found this on Guru3D site. :D



http://www.guru3d.com/news/starting-tomorrow-on-guru3d/

Meanwhile here are some guys managed to get Core i7 CPUs and ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboards overclocked at Xtremesystems.org forum here (http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205779) and also one guy from California bought a retail Core i7 965 Extreme and ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard from Central Computer store in Sunnyvale, CA here (http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/406091-i7-out-wild.html).

I read the Xtremesystems.org thread and noticed the i7 CPU cores have very high temp as high as 92C even when not overclocking, that is getting me bit worried about high temp, doubt whether to get i7 920 that could get fried sooner with short lifespan. :headexplode:

Have you followed Deneb much?

npras42
11-02-08, 09:31 PM
ROFL. I just read that thread from overclock.net where some guy managed to snag a i7 965 from some shop in California and posted some info on their forums. Looks like he got the shop that sold it to him in some trouble from Intel and he's yanked all his pics and info and seemingly disappeared. Another one bites the dust from the Intel goons.

shabby
11-02-08, 10:58 PM
Wait... so if i buy the cpu/mobo legally before its released to the public and blab about it, intel can shut me up? Pfft riiight...

AthlonXP1800
11-02-08, 11:56 PM
Look like TweakTown got the first Core i7 review out.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1642/1/intel_core_i7_nehalem_arrives_and_fsb_departs/index.html

Wow Core i7 actually faster than Core 2 clock to clock in Crysis. Oh crap, a day ago I was leaned toward Q9550 but after read this review I leaned toward Core i7 920... oh man I dont know what to do. Dammit more reviews please! :banghead:

breathemetal
11-03-08, 12:18 AM
A few things I have read over at xtreme seems to lead that the i7's wont be that much better than the current cpu's in gaming :(

lee63
11-03-08, 12:39 AM
Sticky :D

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=229&Itemid=63
http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=786
http://www.guru3d.com/article/intel-core-i7-920-and-965-review/
http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=726776&P=1
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16187
http://techreport.com/articles.x/15816
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2333764,00.asp
http://hothardware.com/Articles/Intel-Core-i7-Processors-Nehalem-and-X58-Have-Arrived/
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Intel-Core-i7-Nehalem,2057.html
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/nehalem_core_i7_review/
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTU3NiwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

breathemetal
11-03-08, 01:05 AM
holy crap nice finds

K007
11-03-08, 02:48 AM
guru3d farcry2 results = insane...

overall the new design really has given the intel chip a good boost, i can't wait to get some xfire results, i bet the 4870x2 will be picking up a lot of boost as well.

npras42
11-03-08, 08:45 AM
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3448

AT's mammoth article is up as well.

In particular I was interested in OC the 920:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3448&p=15

3.8GHz without hassle. So much for Nehalem's not overclocking hey mythy??? :rolleyes2:
Granted its not really a lot better than you could do with a Q6600 but its still impressive and considering SLI on an Intel chipset plus the fantastic video encoding results even at stock rates this is a winner IMO. Besides in a fair few games there is a significant boost even at comparable clocks between the Penryns and Nehalems. In the others there isn't really a performance drop, it just matches the previous gen.

LordJuanlo
11-03-08, 10:11 AM
Man this thing is FAST, didn't expect game performance to improve so much!!!.

Well after reading more it looks like it depends on the game and resolution, at 1920x1200 its very similar to the Core generation

Skinner
11-03-08, 10:11 AM
http://www.guru3d.com/article/intel-core-i7-920-and-965-review/18

This is what I hoped for. The CPU is way faster in multi GPU rigs, propably due the hefty perf. hit due load balancing.

CaptNKILL
11-03-08, 10:53 AM
http://www.guru3d.com/article/intel-core-i7-920-and-965-review/18

This is what I hoped for. The CPU is way faster in multi GPU rigs, propably due the hefty perf. hit due load balancing.

I'd really like to see that setup in a different game and in the Far Cry 2 bench with a single GTX 280.

I think their conclusion that you need SLI to get a performance boost from that CPU is a bit premature based on one benchmark. It just shows that an 8-thread CPU makes Far Cry 2 run much faster. There could very well be a large performance increase using a single GPU too.

Bman212121
11-03-08, 11:20 AM
guru3d farcry2 results = insane...

overall the new design really has given the intel chip a good boost, i can't wait to get some xfire results, i bet the 4870x2 will be picking up a lot of boost as well.

I'd really like to see that setup in a different game and in the Far Cry 2 bench with a single GTX 280.

I think their conclusion that you need SLI to get a performance boost from that CPU is a bit premature based on one benchmark. It just shows that an 8-thread CPU makes Far Cry 2 run much faster. There could very well be a large performance increase using a single GPU too.

Yea Farcry 2 is one of the few games where the extra cores really make a difference. It uses a ton of CPU power, so I can tell you that even 1 GTX 280 would be CPU limited. It is about the only game that uses that much CPU though.

Skinner
11-03-08, 11:27 AM
I'd really like to see that setup in a different game and in the Far Cry 2 bench with a single GTX 280.

I think their conclusion that you need SLI to get a performance boost from that CPU is a bit premature based on one benchmark. It just shows that an 8-thread CPU makes Far Cry 2 run much faster. There could very well be a large performance increase using a single GPU too.

And with current Quadcore CPU's like the Q9650.

walterman
11-03-08, 11:44 AM
Impressive performance in the multi-threaded apps.

Applications with high bandwidth needs (like WinRAR) saw a huge bump too.

About gaming, better than expected.

AthlonXP1800
11-03-08, 12:11 PM
I am very impressed at i7 920 games performance, it as fast as 3.2GHz QX9770 and when overclocked at 3.4GHz it as fast as 4GHz QX9770. A 4GHz 920 will be as fast as 4.6GHz QX9770. But when finished reading neoseeker review I wasnt pleased to see 3.4GHz 920 consumed 414W at full load, if it reached 4GHz then it would consumed around 542W accorded to my calculations. I can imagine how much power 45nm Deneb would need when overclocked to 4GHz at insaned 1.7V and 4.4GHz Deneb FX at 1.8V.

I will passed both Core i7 and Deneb for now and get Q9550 E0 instead that will last me a good few years until 32nm or 22nm, both Intel and AMD have alot works to do trying to reduce power consumption in future revisions.

LordJuanlo
11-03-08, 12:43 PM
Guru's massive Multi-GPU benchmark article (http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-multigpu-sli-crossfire-game-performance-review/) blew me away!

I'm shocked after seing those numbers, it looks like it gives a nice boots to multiGPU configurations. Now I don't know what to do...

KasuCode
11-03-08, 12:45 PM
Guru's massive Multi-GPU benchmark article (http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-multigpu-sli-crossfire-game-performance-review/) blew me away!

Hell yeah, I'm so in :D Can't wait to get all the components and a second GTX 280. I can't go Tri-SLI since I need a free PCI slot for my X-Fi and a PCIe x1/x4 slot for a controller card.
Overclocking the Extreme Edition to 4GHz is a hit and miss so far. Some reviewers say it's possible, others maxed out at 3.8GHz on highend air cooling. I'm really hoping for 4GHz with the TRUE Copper cooler but 3.GHz would be that bad... As long as it's stable and not too hot in real life load scenarios (like 100% load in FSX) I'm happy.

I already asked a few shops here, CPUs will be on stock on release day (November 17) and memory kits should be available this week :)

Man, I love November (nana2) (nana2)

btw, is this the only i7 Review thread? This release deserves more attention/hype than this 2 page thread ;)



sure you can get tri-sli just get one of the many http://www.adexelec.com/pci32.htm

bacon12
11-03-08, 01:17 PM
I'm shocked after seing those numbers, it looks like it gives a nice boots to multiGPU configurations. Now I don't know what to do...

Me too after seeing these benches I wants one, and would run another gtx 260. I really don't need to be spending money right now. I still have a house that I haven't sold, and don't know when I will be able to sell it. :(

jcossin
11-03-08, 01:18 PM
I'm shocked after seing those numbers, it looks like it gives a nice boots to multiGPU configurations. Now I don't know what to do...

That article is a mess!!

They are comparing a dual core, e8400 at 3GHz against a quad core i7 at 3.2 GHz?

What kind of a comparison is that?!?!?!

We already know quad core helps on multi GPU setups. Are they getting paid by Intel to pump the i7 or something?

bacon12
11-03-08, 01:30 PM
Maybe to a degree , but .2 ghz will not make multi-gpu setups scale like that. The scaling is insane with i7, which is one of the reasons I stayed with a single gpu set up after one try with sli back in the 7 series.

jcossin
11-03-08, 02:32 PM
Maybe to a degree , but .2 ghz will not make multi-gpu setups scale like that. The scaling is insane with i7, which is one of the reasons I stayed with a single gpu set up after one try with sli back in the 7 series.

Yes, but 200MHz PLUS 2 more cores sure will!!

Anandtech does a better job of comparing apples to apples between i7 and current quad core at 3.2GHz:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/intel/showdoc.aspx?i=3448&p=19

KasuCode
11-03-08, 02:40 PM
Im not going to upgrade for two reasons.

1. Saving for a 2010 camaro.
2. dosnt offer much for me.

bacon12
11-03-08, 02:42 PM
That is comparing CPU to CPU, which is fine, but I am talking about mulit GPU scaling. Which penyren quads did not do near as well as nehalem. That review doesn't even tell what GPU the setup is using.

There isn't enough games out there that even show a small advantage to 4 cores, the GPU scaling is what I am excited about.