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
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
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
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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