Testing – Benchmarks
I ran the Asus P7P55D EVO through a series of benchmarks that test all performance aspects of the processor itself and the entire system. I ran all tests at stock clock and at my overclock. I decided to also show results I received from an i7 920 LGA 1366 processor run on an Asus P6T motherboard to see how much difference there would be between the two systems. These systems are not otherwise equal, as the P6T system was not currently available for new testing, and it was originally tested with a Radeon HD 4870, which is a much less powerful video card compared to the Radeon HD 5850. So keep in mind that the VGA intensive tests won’t be very scientific.
Keep in mind that the i7 920/X58, with its triple channel memory, should outperform the i7 860/P55 in most tests. I’m looking for how close the i7 860/P55 Deluxe system gets.
Intel i7 920
Asus P6T Intel X58 LGA 1366 motherboard
Kingston HyperX DDR3-2000 triple channel 3-gig kit
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic VaporX
OCZ EliteXStream 800 watt PSU
NZXT Tempest extended midtower
Noctua NH-U12P cooler with LGA 1366 installation kit
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Surprisingly, the LGA 1156 i7 did very well against the LGA 1366, blowing it away in many of the CPU specific tests. Of course the triple channel memory had the much greater bandwidth.