Cinebench 10 is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. The suite uses complex renders to gauge the performance of the entire PC system in both single-core and multi-core modes. Testing was performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average created from the remaining 3 results.
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results. Also included are the CrossfireX results to give an indication of how 8x PCIe lanes perform.
Surprisingly, the i7-870 could not gain a clear advantage over the i7-920 despite its higher clockspeed. The advantage of those extra MHz however were clearly apparent in the two 3DMark benchmarks where the i7-870 took the other three CPUs on test by the scruff of the neck and gave them a good slapping.
In our final benchmark we take a look at the effect the i7-870 will have on overall system performance with Futuremarks PCMark Vantage. Let's see how it got on...
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