CyberPower Gamer Extreme 3000 Core i7 860 System

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Test Systems and SANDRA

We tested the CyberPower Gamer Extreme 3000 as configured from the system builder and ran it through our benchmark suite. Then, we compared the results to three, recently reviewed X58 systems to give a better idea of just how well it performs.

HotHardware's Test Systems
Performance Comparisons


System 1:

CyberPower Gamer Extreme 3000

Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz
Asus P7P55D Delux P55
4GB Kingston DDR3-1600
EVGA NVIDIA GTX 295
1.5TB Seagate HDD
Vista Home Premium x64

Price: $ 1,599.00 USD

System 2:

AVA Direct Custom GT3


Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz
ASUS P6T X58
6GB Kingston DDR3-1333
ATI Radeon HD 4850
500GB WD Caviar Black
Vista Home Premium x64

Price: $ 1,382.04 USD

System 3:

Digital Storm Custom 950 Si

Intel Core i7 920 3.97GHz
EVGA X58 Motherboard
6GB Corsair DDR3-1333
GeForce GTX 285
1.5TB Seagate HDD
Vista Home Premium X64

Price: $ 3,265.00 USD

System 4:
iBuyPower Gamer Paladin F970

Intel Core i7 965 3.2GHz
Asus P6T Deluxe V2 X58
12GB Corsair DDR3-1333
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
128GB SSD / 1TB HDD
Vista Ultimate 64-bit


Price: $ 3,111.00 USD



Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2009
Synthetic Benchmarks

We began testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, which stands for System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Each test ran at the processor's stock speed of 2.8GHz but Turbo was enabled throughout. 


CPU Benchmark


Memory Bandwidth




Multi-Media Benchmark




Physical Disks


Along with specific sub-system benchmarks, SANDRA provides reference component metrics from its database to produce easy to read comparison graphs. These tests show the Core i7 860 and P55 platform's impressive improvement over previous generation Core 2 parts. And as you will find in the following pages, this mainstream chipset is not far off from Intel's high end X58 option.


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