Testing – Futuremark
Next I ran my favorite Futuremark gaming benchmarks, PCMark05, 3DMark06, PCMark Vantage, and 3DMark Vantage. Here the video cards came into play, so again keep in mind that the i7 870 rig was running a much more powerful video card than the older i7 920 rig.
Testing – Photoshop
Next I did some real world testing using Photoshop Bench by DriverHeaven.net. Photoshop Bench takes a .jpg and runs a series of 15 filters on it. Though there are 15 steps, I only showed the results of some of the longer ones, many of them only take a few seconds, not long enough to show real results.