Buy the ARP T-Shirt! BIOS Optimization Guide Money Savers!
 
 15 October 2007
 N/A
  N/A
 Technology Report
 Dr. Adrian Wong
 2.2
 Discuss here !
 194838
 
   
Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide Rev. 5.5
Ever wanted a guide on hard drive performance, where you can compare the performance ... Read here
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 15.3
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the ... Read here
   
Buy The BOG Book Subscribe To The BOG! Latest Money Savers!
Intel 45nm Core 2 Desktop Processor Pre-Launch Update Rev. 2.2
Digg! Reddit!Add to Reddit | Bookmark this article:

Yorkfield Performance

Now, let's take a look at some performance Yorkfield and Wolfdale results from Intel. Let's start with the quad-core Yorkfield performance comparisons.

 

Yorkfield XE (12MB) vs. Kentsfield XE (8MB)

Intel pitted a pre-production 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (Yorkfield XE) against the current desktop performance leader, the 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 (Kentsfield XE). The test was done on an ASUS P5K3 Deluxe motherboard with 2 GB Corsair DDR3-1333 memory and an eVGA GeForce 8800 GTX on Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit.

Since both processors were running at the same speed, the Yorkfield XE (QX9650) processor's larger 12 MB L2 cache allowed it to deliver a 5-10% increase in performance across the board. The large 60% boost in DivX 6.6 was mostly thanks to the implementation of SSE4-optimized code in DivX.

 

 

Yorkfield (12MB) vs. Kentsfield (8MB)

Next, Intel put a pre-production 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 (Yorkfield) against the 2.40 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (Kentsfield). The test was done on an ASUS P5K3 Deluxe motherboard with 2 GB Corsair DDR3-1333 memory and an eVGA GeForce 8800 GTX on Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit.

Do note that the Yorkfield (Q9450) processor is running 260 MHz (10.8 %) faster than the Kentsfield (Q6600) processor in this test. With that said, the Yorkfield processor is about 13-23% faster than the Kentsfield.

If you extrapolate the data, then the Yorkfield processor is really about 12-21% faster than the Kentsfield at the same clock speed. This is almost entirely due to the 50% larger cache in the Yorkfield processor. The very large 81% boost in DivX 6.6.1 is again mostly due to SSE4-optimized code in DivX.



<<< The Roadmap, Processor Pricing : Previous Page   |   Next Page : Wolfdale Performance >>>

 

 
   
Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.5
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar GP Serial ATA Hard Drive Review Rev. 2.0
Edifier C3 2.1 Speaker System Review
Galaxy GeForce 8600 GTS Graphics Card Review Rev. 2.0
ASUS EN8800GTX Graphics Card Review Rev. 2.0
VIZO Armada RAM Cooler Review
My Thoughts On The Sony PlayStation 3
Adobe Lightroom Photo Processing Software Review
BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC Graphics Card Review
512MB Mushkin PC4000 Dual Pack Review

 


Copyright © Tech ARP.com. All rights reserved.