Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Intel Core i7 Gaming System
Test Setup & SiSoft SANDRA
We tested the Edge Z55 Intel Core i7 Gaming system exactly as it came configured from Velocity Micro.
SiSoft SANDRA's various benchmark modules reported scores for the Edge Z55 Core i7 Gaming System that are in-line with what we would have expected. The Processor Arithmetic test measures almost pure raw CPU power, and the Z55’s Core i7 quad-core outshines the competition. The other systems in the bunch are all quad-cores as well, with the exception of the Athlon X2 6400 64+, which is a dual-core processor.
The Processor Multi-Media test is influenced by processor clock speed, but it is also affected by the amount of CPU cache. With the Core i7, Intel’s engineers concluded that a shared L2 cache as used before wasn’t suited to their new quad-core architecture. As a result, the engineers started from scratch and gave each of the cores a Level 2 cache of its own. There’s also 8MB of Level 3 cache for managing communications between cores.
The Edge Z55 greatly outshines the other systems on the Memory Bandwidth test with its 6GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 memory in triple channel mode. As you can see, there's up to 3X the measured available memory bandwidth with Intel's new Core i7 architecture that is employed in the Velocity Micro Edge Z55. For reference and comparison, the Intel-based systems here are utilizing 1,333MHz DDR3 memory, and the AMD-based systems are using 1,066MHz DDR2 memory.