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Core i7-950 Test Setup

Testing

To test the AMD chips we used the Asus Crosshair IV Formula motherboard which is based on the AMD 890FX chipset. This is a more expensive motherboard than the Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H that we used for the Intel LGA1156 chips but both boards are excellent overclockers and allowed us to get the maximum performance from the CPUs on test. Our LGA 1366 test board is the awesome Asus P6TD Deluxe which again is a full ATX board.

Intel Core i7-950 Review Core i7-950 Test Setup
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Test Setup

Software

Below is a list of the applications we've used for our testing - most of them are available free for public consumption, although some are popular professional software applications.
We've used Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, as this is the most flexible and reliable 64-bit OS for testing the applications above.

Test Hardware