It was getting near that time to update the review PC, things get very quickly out of date these days. :rolleyes:
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:
- Onboard SATA 6Gb/s via a Marvell SE-9128 controller.
- 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.