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Old June 9, 2009, 06:49 PM
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Default Comment Thread: A Summer Road Trip with the Intel Core i7 975 EE


Summer time...and the livin's easy...it is road trip time here at HWC and what a better passenger than the new Intel Core i7 975 EE processor. We take this bad boy on a ride all across cooling country and show you just what the new king from Intel is capable of.


Please use this thread to ask any questions, voice any concerns, or leave comments on our fairly un-review like review of this exciting new processor.
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Old June 9, 2009, 06:56 PM
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HAHA! Nice theme! I see you have your tap working properly now...so much for that milk crate technique? :P

Holy detail Batman! I like how you explained everything possible and did as many tests as possible. I'm actually surprised how you managed to get all those tests done in a 30L canister. Ah well, thank god it's cheap here I guess.

I guess you won't be needing my D0 chip now eh? That ES will probably be used in reviews for a while...

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Lol, you friggin rock! That was entertaining and awesome!
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Great review 3oh6, I loved the theme. One question for you - how come there was such a high variation in the air cooling temps (~20C) if the ambient was stable at 23-25.3C?
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Awesome write-up! And very entertaining

I love the picture of all the dewars in the park!
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Personally, the name on the porta potty got me laughing pretty hard.
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Ha ha! Entertaining indeed... But I do have to point out one lil thing I noticed, hehe. Your Liquid Nitrogen-cooled i7 almost beat Behemoth's wPrime 1024m score . That's pretty darn good for having half as many threads, but then again the frequency is more than double that of Behemoth and your i7 slaughters it in all the single-threaded apps. Still, very interesting to see how much clock speed it takes to make up for missing cores.
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Still, very interesting to see how much clock speed it takes to make up for missing cores.
Now if only all apps would be multi threaded, right?
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Now if only all apps would be multi threaded, right?
Too true! But sufficed to say that the upper limits of clock speeds are now being reached - so the future is going to be more cores and more threads! I'm ready!
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Old June 10, 2009, 08:18 AM
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thanks guys, glad you enjoyed the article. the goal was something a little more entertaining and not so full of boring information. there is still a good bit of data in there but definitely not the usual ratio of fun VS information as a typical review.
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HAHA! Nice theme! I see you have your tap working properly now...so much for that milk crate technique? :P
the withdrawl device doesn't work, still tipping as always.

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I guess you won't be needing my D0 chip now eh? That ES will probably be used in reviews for a while...
no reason we still can't test it, this chip isn't anything special

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One question for you - how come there was such a high variation in the air cooling temps (~20C) if the ambient was stable at 23-25.3C?
not sure what you mean by a 20C variance in temps. in the chart of the LinX test, temps on the hottest core start at 90C, get as high as 92C~93C, and as low as 87C. that is about the normal temperature swing for a 2C~3C swing in ambient. there was no 20C variation in temps.

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Still, very interesting to see how much clock speed it takes to make up for missing cores.
in multi threaded applications it is basic math. no different than having 10 guys dig a ditch versus 5 guys...the more workers the faster it will be by a 1:1 ratio. with wPrime, there is very little performance loss by adding cores so 16 threads at 2GHz should be pretty close to the same time as 8 threads at 4GHz. although i am not sure how HT works, as in, if HT threads are equal in speed to actual cores. either way, i would still love to see your rig at 5GHz run wPrime
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