Well I am running 2-Way SLI so that helps. The X5660 just gives the GPUs more than enough.
I downloaded and ran Cinebench R10 since you had some single thread results in there.
Oh so you finally found my single core test in the review eh? :
:. I probably should've used CinebenchR11.5 & Cinebench R15 instead of R10 single core. I'm sure I still have my L5639 Single Core score for R11.5+R15.
As I've said the 4770K just smashes everything in single core test across the board. It's very efficient and is 52% quick than your i7-960. Your single thread is quicker than the L5639, but the L5639 has more cache and more cores so it wins by default [and even at a lower clock than the Quads].
All thought your i7-920 is faster than the L5639 in the older CinebenchR10 test the L5639, the L5639@4.1 stomps it by 34% overall making it more efficient period. [multi-core = complete CPU, not just one core].
Hey post your CinebenchR11.5 and R15 single scores as well. Can I get your RAM timing CPU-Z shot as well?
I hate to say it, but the budget i7-920 days are over [and have been over for sometime now thanks GPUs that need more]. With more efficient and Hexa cores available, $150 is simply a steal for all of the benefits you'll gain, but if you want to feel good about your i7-920 that's fine as well. My old i7-960 was great Quad, but is simply not enough. I'm just happy I can lift that Quad Core bottleneck off my system. The Quads simply CANNOT handle high end setups for gaming and other high end tasks I run on my PC. There's so many reasons why they can't as well. I can never vision myself going back to Quad cores.
Originally Posted by trailrunnerx
Got the x5660 installed today. So far I'm not able to get it stable at anywhere near the 191 bclk I had on my i7 930. I've had it at boot to Windows at 4.2ghz (cpu-z showed a 23 multi and think 184 bclk but running ibt immediately blue screened. I've thrown as much as 1.312v at it but have heard these 32nm chips don't eat up voltage like the 45nm Bloomfield so not sure if I should go higher?
They usually don't eat up voltage until high clocks, but every CPU is different. You might have to check some other settings. Make sure your RAM timings are good and check other voltages as well. Once you hit the 4.2Ghz speed sometimes you'll have to feed more voltage into the CPU. 4.2Ghz - 4.5Ghz really needs a decent amount for some people. Since you are running x23 I'm guessing you have EIST+Turbo turned off. Are you running C-State functions as well?Edited by Kana-Maru - 4/3/14 at 2:16pm