Quad-core Intel Kentsfield tested

Posted on Thursday, Jun 22 2006 @ 00:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The overclockers fro Xtreme Systems got their hands on an engineering sample of the Intel Kentsfield. Their quad-core processor was clocked at 2.4GHz with a 1066MHz FSB.

The topic is pretty long and fortunately the Dutch Tweakers.net analyzed the thread a bit. They noticed the processor performs roughly the same as a 2.4GHz Conroe when it runs one or two threads.

However, in synthetic benchmarks like Cinebench 2003 the processor really shows its power. The dual-core 2.7GHz Conroe scores a 873 and the 2.4GHz Kentsfield scores 1347 in this benchmark. When overclocked to 3GHz the Kentsfield manages to score 1649.

You can check it out over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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