Intel Core i7-950 Review

3D Benchmarks

Intel Core i7-950 Review

3D Mark Vantage


As always once you move to gaming tests, the GPU plays a far more important role than many people realise. If you're after a pure gaming experience it's really all about the GPU.

At the low resolutions of the Performance setting our results pretty much follow the power of the CPU, such is the tiny load put on the graphics card.



Once the resolution is cranked up and the anti-aliasing applied, things become much closer. In fact the difference in 3D Mark X score between the two chips and four clock-speeds is negligible. The 3 GHz i7-950 performs just as well as when it's overclocked to 4.4GHz.

Crysis Warhead

The reliability of Crysis Warhead is in its ability to decimate any system put in front of it. At these heavy settings we'd expect a result akin to that of 3D Mark at Extreme and, with variances for gameplay differences taken into account, it pretty much is.


Metro 2033

As time moves on, newer games are beating the heck out of our rigs and Metro 2033 definitely falls into that catergory. It's absolutely brutal even on our 4.4GHz i7-950, with it just about being playable when things calm down on screen.

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Most Recent Comments

12-10-2010, 20:47:13

With the recent price-drop of the i7-950 we felt it was time to take a look at the middle child of the LGA1366 range.

Continue ReadingQuote

12-10-2010, 20:54:50

nice OC's on that fella

1v tho lmao thats epeic,are they safe to run with that speed and voltsQuote

12-10-2010, 21:02:08

Watch the vid dude Quote

12-10-2010, 21:32:34

Thanks for your rewiev of the i7 950.

just bought me one and the asrock x58 extreme6.

hope you have a rewiev of the new asrock x58 extreme6 soon Quote

12-10-2010, 21:49:39

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Watch the vid dude
ahh yes

and that was one of your campest vids yet fella LMAOQuote

12-10-2010, 22:18:36

cant wait for the oc guide because few tips from the pros never went wrongQuote

13-10-2010, 12:03:20

You won the chip lottery there, Tom! If I could get my hands on one of them... Quote

13-10-2010, 12:39:13

nice chip, I thought my i7 920 oc at 3.2ghz at 1.125v was good, but 1v thats really good lol

and well done hitting the 5k suscriber

i've been telling anyone i know who is into computers to check you and OC3D out,

you do always make it interesting and easy to watch so well done tom!Quote

13-10-2010, 13:18:26

Thanks for all the kind words boys.

Tis a very nice CPU though, the silicone gods have been good to us in very different ways lately!Quote

13-10-2010, 13:23:58

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Tis a very nice CPU though, the silicone gods have been good to us in very different ways lately!
especially with your 970 at 5ghz Quote

13-10-2010, 13:38:54

Toxteth O'Grady
Best deals right now for 950 are £223 vs £212 best for 930. No brainer.



27-10-2010, 12:45:43

Tom, when will you be doing the 950 overclock vid?

Would like to know if I can decrease voltages and still keep speedQuote

27-10-2010, 13:23:37

Originally Posted by kemical View Post

Tom, when will you be doing the 950 overclock vid?

Would like to know if I can decrease voltages and still keep speed
Dont know matey really as Im mega busy with other things atm.Quote

27-10-2010, 14:39:01

Ok, thanks


27-10-2010, 16:38:37

Originally Posted by kemical View Post

Ok, thanks
I will rty and do it in the next few weeks but as I said in the video its not quite as simple as you may think and I want it done correctly.Quote

24-11-2010, 20:31:11


I just saw the video on YouTube and thought I hop in.

Here's a lil' screeny of my i7-950


10-12-2010, 12:11:08

Just letting you know looking forward to your OC guide. Probably like the zillionth time you've heard that, take your time ill be happy whenever its done. ^^"

from the videos seems like its taken alot of work and is gonna take even more but maybe it can accompany some sort of print out\text aswell aswell as the video, but i wouldn't really know how it would work.

good luckQuote

17-02-2011, 14:42:12

shud i spend on getting a 360 rad n a MCP655 pump for ocing a 950 or is the d14 better off?is the d14 better than the rasa 750?Quote

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