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Test Setup

Testing

To evaluate the Ivy Bridge processors we used the Asus Maximus V gene, one of several Z77 motherboards we are putting through their paces in the bit-tech lab right now.

To test the AMD FX-8150 we used the Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard which is based on the AMD 990FX chipset and Socket AM3+ CPU socket.

For the Intel LGA1155 processors, we used the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z and for the LGA1366 processors, we used the Asus Sabertooth X58.

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 SP1, as this is the most flexible and reliable 64-bit OS for testing the applications above.

Test Hardware



The table below lists how we overclocked each CPU that we benchmarked that is included in this article:

 Default FrequencyOverclocked FrequencyOther Adjusted FrequenciesVoltages Used
Intel Core i5-3770K3.5GHz (35 x 100MHz)4.8GHz (48 x 100MHz)RAM: 1.6GHzCPU 1.34V
Intel Core i5-3570K3.4GHz (34 x 100MHz)5GHz (50 x 100MHz)RAM: 1.6GHzCPU, 1.4V
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition3.3GHz (33 x 100MHz)4.7GHz (38 x 123.75MHz)CPU strap: 125MHz, RAM: 1.98GHzCPU: 1.4V, RAM: 1.65V
Intel Core i7-3930K3.2GHz (33 x 100MHz)4.7GHz (38 x 123.75MHz)CPU strap: 125MHz, RAM: 1.98GHzCPU: 1.4V, RAM: 1.65V
AMD FX-81503.7GHz (18.5 x 200MHz)4.818GHz (23.5 x 205MHz)RAM: 1.61GHzCPU: 1.45V, CPU/NB: 1.2V, NB: 1.2V, NB HT: 1.25V, RAM: 1.65V
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition3.3GHz (16.5 x 200MHz)4.2GHz (14 x 300MHz)RAM: 1,500MHz, HT Link and CPU/NB: 2.4GHzCPU: 1.512V, CPU/NB: 1.35V, HT: 1.35V, NB: 1.3V, SB: 1.2V
Intel Core i7-2500K3.3GHz (33 x 100MHz)5GHz (50 x 100MHz)RAM: 1.6GHzCPU: 1.38125V, CPU PLL: 1.9V, VCCSA: 1.1V, VCCIO: 1.106V
Intel Core i7-2600K3.4GHz (34 x 100MHz)5GHz (50 x 100MHz)RAM: 1.6GHzCPU: 1.38125V, CPU PLL: 1.9V, VCCSA: 1.1V, VCCIO: 1.106V
Intel Core i7-9202.66GHz (20 x 133MHz)4.04GHz (20 x 202MHz)RAM: 1.62GHzCPU: 1.4V, CPU PLL: 1.9V, ICH: 1.3V, IOH: 1.3V
Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition3.46GHz (26 x 133MHz)4.6GHz (23 x 200MHz)RAM: 1.6GHzCPU: 1.4V, CPU PLL: 1.9V, ICH: 1.2V, IOH: 1.3V