Intel Extreme Edition 955

..:: ScienceMark – MemBench ::..

To continue on with the synthetic benchmarks, we have a series of results from the ScienceMark benchmarking suite. First off let’s examine the results obtained with MemBench. The bandwidth results that were obtained should come as no surprise. Again, we see nearly identical scores placed by both the Extreme Edition 840, and Pentium D. These processors are running off the 800MHz FSB, so it is only logical that the total memory bandwidth capabilities of each should be similar. The Extreme Edition 955 posts up a bandwidth score roughly 1.0GB greater than the Extreme Edition 840 and Pentium D. You have the 1066MHz FSB to thank for that once again.

When it comes to overall latency and cycles required for a data packet of 512KB, an inverse relationship forms. Latency wise, the Extreme Edition 955 posts the lowest time, but also requires the largest number of cycles to complete the 512KB operation. There’s a clear linear relationship in both the cycles required, as well as the latency across all processors.


..:: ScienceMark – Cipher & Primordia ::..

If you’ve ever happened to use the ScienceMark suite, you’ll likely be familiar with two of the other benchmarking applications, Cipher and Primordia. While I won’t go into the details of what exactly each of these processes accomplishes, we will quickly cover the results garnered from each. Starting off with the Cipher results, we again see the Extreme Edition 955 overtaking both the 840, as well as the Pentium D 820. The performance lead here is nothing more than the additional clock speed offered by the 955 over the 840. When it comes to the Primordia benchmark, however, we find that the Extreme Edition 955 holds an 11% lead over the 840. This benchmark relies on many more internal systems, and therefore it comes as no surprise that the Extreme Edition 955 starts to show some of its additional muscle.