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Published November 3, 2008
First up we take a look at the multi-CPU rendering results, and as you can see above, the Core i7 processors fair very well here. The Core i7 920 was 28% faster than the Core 2 Quad Q9650 and 48% faster than the Phenom X4 9950.
The Core i7 940 was 7% faster than the Core i7 920, while the Core i7 965 EE upped the 940 by a 14% margin. Overclocking the Core i7 965 Extreme Edition processor to 3.88GHz again had a profound impact on the results, boosting performance by 14%.
The Core i7 processors also helped to improve the GPU OpenGL rendering performance. Although the Core i7 920 was slightly slower than the Core 2 Quad Q9650 here, the Core i7 940 was able to overcome the older quad-core part. The Core i7 965 EE raced ahead, delivering 18% more performance when compared to the Q9650.
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