It was getting near that time to update the review PC, things get very quickly out of date these days.
My parents to the rescue with some new hot hardware (an early Christmas present).
The motherboard: GigaByte GA-P55A-UD4 (P55 chipset)
Other features of this board:
[li]Onboard SATA 6Gb/s via a Marvell SE-9128 controller.
[/li][li]Onboard USB3 via an NEC controller.
The CPU: Intel Core i5 750 with an Artic cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev2
The RAM: GEIL Ultra line 2133MHz DDR3 (4GB dual channel kit)
The CPU will overclock to 4GHz quite easily, but does get a bit hot for my liking, and i’ll need to experiment with the core voltage to see if can reduce it a little.
Here it is at 4GHz[/LEFT]
I reduced the Multiplier to x19, which reduced the core speed to 3.8GHz, but found it didn’t require nearly as much Vcore to get it stable, and produces a lot less heat.
Now at 3.8GHz
Now for some quick Everest benchmarks.
Not bad at all, its faster than the i7 at this clock speed.
[LEFT]Again it beats the i7.
Not bad at all, from a CPU that is about half the price of the i7.
Now the RAM, and i have only every once had GEIL ram, and although it was stable, it wasn’t exactly fast.
This Ultra series is a totally different beast. It is mighty fast. :D[/left]
[LEFT]It is easily the fastest again.
[LEFT]Nice low latency as well.