Intel Core i7 Processors: Nehalem and X58 Have Arrived

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In this next set of tests, we continued with some more high-resolution in-game benchmarking with Enemy Territory Quake Wars and Unreal Tournament 3.  We maximized the in-game graphics options with both game and cranked the resolution up 1920x1200.  With ETQW, 4X anti-aliasing and 16X anisotropic filtering were enabled as well.

High-Resolution Gaming: ETQW and UT3
SLI and CrossFireX on Core i7





Both Enemy Territory Quake Wars and Unreal Tournament 3 showed a marked performance improvement when running on the Core i7 platform with either 3-Way GeForce GTX 280 SLI or a Radeon HD 4870 X2 CrossFireX configuration.  As we stated on the previous page, however, although both graphics configurations were faster overall, expect even more performance with future driver releases.

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bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Wow way to give me the upgrade bug. Not only show off the i7 CPUs but the new version of my mobo too.

3vi1 6 years ago

I'm going to handcuff myself to my chair for the next six months (maybe AMD will somehow surprise us with something that drops the prices), then buy buy buy!

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

 

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Wow way to give me the upgrade bug. Not only show off the i7 CPUs but the new version of my mobo too.

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ICE make me feel obsolete

 

If you 2 guys get the upgrade bug REALLY REALLY BAD and you dont have a need for those 2 Monsters that you have, I got a home for the poor old wore out and out of date Rigs you have now right here. Its kinda like a recycling center! Here,s my address Amdcrankitup,s house and if it will help I,ll pay the shipping for you so you wont have to take the money out of your I7,s savings.Thats the kinda guy I am always trying to help! LOL

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Oh amdcranckitup. Not sure if I'm getting a core i7 this year or not, but you know that you guys would have first dibs on anything I stop using.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Oh amdcranckitup. Not sure if I'm getting a core i7 this year or not, but you know that you guys would have first dibs on anything I stop using.

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 Im just messing with you BOB.Im so impressed with the rigs you and ICE have I cant even think that far ahead to be able to get an i7.But give me time and I,ll get up to a Quadcore first of the year and maybe even a Striker or Maximus with a 9800 thrown in there some where. That would get me closer and I would be satisfied with that setup for a while. Like to see one of you guys get a i7 rig just to se the reveiw posted by one of our guys here! Maybe Raid will get one soon he,s the one wih the money around here! LOL How bout it Raid have,nt heard from you much lately.He must be reving up one of his current Hot Rods he,s got and going to spring a suprise on us!Geeked

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Lol Well I sold my old rig which was no slouch to a girl at work and since then I have reinstalled windows on it 2 times, put a new hard drive in it and I got a call tonight saying it wont cut on at all now. I still have not got a dime for it. So if its something like the PSU or mobo I'm going to just pick it up and say that I can't fix it. It's has worked fine for me since I got it and now in a few weeks it just keeps dying.Hmm I'll see what I can get out of it you guys having first dibs of course.

amdcrankitup 6 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

Lol Well I sold my old rig which was no slouch to a girl at work and since then I have reinstalled windows on it 2 times, put a new hard drive in it and I got a call tonight saying it wont cut on at all now. I still have not got a dime for it. So if its something like the PSU or mobo I'm going to just pick it up and say that I can't fix it. It's has worked fine for me since I got it and now in a few weeks it just keeps dying.Hmm I'll see what I can get out of it you guys having first dibs of course.

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  Thats how it goes when you sell it to some one you know its suppose to come with a lifetime warranty!!  Or at least they think it does. On top of that she has,nt even payed you. Most of the time when they have a problem its Usually operator error not the rig.

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

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Most of the time when they have a problem its Usually operator error not the rig.

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Yeah I never had a problem from it.

ice_73 6 years ago

make me feel obsolete

imAcpufan 6 years ago

Awesome. I can't wait to build an i7 system...unfortunately I'll need to wait a bit longer before upgrading though.

Crisis Causer 6 years ago

They actually perform better than I expected, after hearing some pessimistic news. But it's definitely nothing even close to Pentium 4 --> Core.

nelsoncp21 6 years ago

Can't remember with whom or which thread we had this discusion but it was about waterblocks for these new cpu's. Well it looks like swiftech was the first to pull out with the blocks for it but DD also has blocks available now too. Nothing from EK as of yet so I guess I was wrong. Also I have seen a few places already with X58 boards in stock. No i7 cpu's in stock yet just preorder's.

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

[quote user="nelsoncp21"]

Can't remember with whom or which thread we had this discusion but it was about waterblocks for these new cpu's. Well it looks like swiftech was the first to pull out with the blocks for it but DD also has blocks available now too. Nothing from EK as of yet so I guess I was wrong. Also I have seen a few places already with X58 boards in stock. No i7 cpu's in stock yet just preorder's.

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I posted a pic of a koolance one in a thread made by paul something "a ram question". They are out I think.

 

Paul Olivenza Jr 6 years ago

Is it officially out in the market yet???

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

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Is it officially out in the market yet???

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I have seen it on a few random places for double the price. It should be out everywere mid month. I'd wait a week week in a half and you will see the price drop like crazy.

Are you waiting to order your other parts?

 

 

Paul Olivenza Jr 6 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]

[quote user="Paul Olivenza Jr"]

Is it officially out in the market yet???

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I have seen it on a few random places for double the price. It should be out everywere mid month. I'd wait a week week in a half and you will see the price drop like crazy.

Are you waiting to order your other parts?

 

 

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 Yes Bob . . . but CPU and motherboard first. Big Smile

. . . as long as I'll have my hands on it before christmas . . . it will be fine. Yes

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Should be good to go by then. Have you desided on your final build yet?

Anonymous 6 years ago

Just in time for Christmas!

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