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Test System Specs & Super PI

Core i7 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 940 (LGA1366)
- x3 1GB DDR3-1066 Samsung (CAS 7-7-7-20)
- ASUS P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- ASUS GeForce GTX 280 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 182.50

Core 2 Test System Specs
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (LGA775)
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 (LGA775)

- x2 Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3-1333 (CAS 7-7-7-20)
- ASUS Rampage Extreme (Intel X48)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- ASUS GeForce GTX 280 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 182.50

Phenom Test System Specs
- AMD Phenom II X4 955 (AM3)
- AMD Phenom II X4 940 (AM2+)
- AMD Phenom X4 9950 (AM2+)

- x2 Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR2-1066 (CAS 5-5-5-15)
- x2 Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3-1333 (CAS 8-8-8-24)
- ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe (AMD 790FX)
- ASUS M4A79 Deluxe (AMD 790FX)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- ASUS GeForce GTX 280 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 182.50

The Phenom II X4 series has never performed particularly well in the Super PI benchmark. Though the Phenom II X4 965 reduced the calculation time by 5.5% when compared to the 955, this still placed the Phenom II X4 965 well behind the Core 2 Quad Q9650 in this test.