Intel Core i7-950 Review
PC Mark Vantage
Before we move on to our 3D Benchmarks, it's time for the two system test suites. Firstly PC Mark Vantage from Futuremark. This comes with a selection of applications built in and is great for testing the loading capacity of your PC. Freed from the constraints of the synthetic testing the i7-950 absolutely fires into a massive lead. Overclocked it's in a different league entirely and in the gaming suite it keeps up with the overclocked i7-930.
PassMark 7.0 performs a similar system-wide test as PC Mark, but in an entirely different way. As you can see it's much harder on the system and so our results start to echo those we saw at the beginning of our benchmarking. Pure MHz wins the day.