Intel Core i7 930 Review
PC Mark Vantage
The PC Mark Vantage suite tests the whole system rather than the processor solely, and we can see that the stock results stay where we'd expect with the 930 having a small lead, but in overclocked trim the difference is negligible.
POV-Ray, similarly to our previous page, mainly relies on pure grunt and so the 930 gains a lead over the 920 and holds it even in our overclocked test.
To the surprise of exactly nobody by now, once again the 930 bests the 920 by a reasonable margin. The OpenGL test showed a similar improvement, but we know that the 5870 can handle all the horsepower it's possible to throw at it.
3D Mark Vantage CPU Tests
Part of the 3D Mark Vantage suite is a pure CPU test. Although this plays a small role in the final score it's sufficiently separate that we've included it within these results.
Both CPU1 and CPU2 tests demonstrate that the 930 is proving an outstanding processor.
Away from the more synthetic testing, does the 930 still hold its lead when gaming?