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Test System Specs

Four different systems using five processors were used to test against the Intel Core i5 750. In addition we ran all benchmarks with the new Core i5 750 overclocked to 4.13GHz which was the best stable overclock we reached during our evaluation tests for this article.

Core i7 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 960 (LGA1366)
- Intel Core i7 920 (LGA1366)
- x3 Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3-1333 (CAS 8-8-8-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Asus GeForce GTX 285 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 190.38

Core i5 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i5 750 (LGA1156)
- x2 Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3-1333 (CAS 8-8-8-24)
- Asus P7P55D Deluxe (Intel P55)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Asus GeForce GTX 285 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 190.38

Core 2 Test System Specs
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 (LGA775)
- x2 Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3-1333 (CAS 8-8-8-24)
- Asus Rampage Extreme (Intel X48)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Asus GeForce GTX 285 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 190.38

Phenom Test System Specs
- AMD Phenom II X4 965 (AM3)
- x2 Kingston HyperX 2GB DDR3-1333 (CAS 8-8-8-24)
- Asus M3A79-T Deluxe (AMD 790FX)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- Asus GeForce GTX 285 (1GB)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- Nvidia Forceware 190.38