After a month playing with the new Intel Core i7, here are some benchmark results I got based on comparisons between PC Marks and SuperPi 32M of 4 relatively high-end CPUs. The Core i7 940 is expected to top the results but what would be more interesting is by how much.
The rig that was lent to me by Intel had the following specs:
Intel Core i7 940 2.93GHz
3GB DDR3 RAM
NVidia GeForce 9800 GTXÂ
I then compared results with several other rigs lent to me by Intel and AMD (Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53GHz, AMD Phenom II 9950 X4 @ 2.6GHz and Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz which I own).
Q6600: 52 seconds
Core i7 940: 29 seconds
Super Pi 32M:
Q6600: 23 mins. 9 secs.
Core i7 940: 12 mins. 17 secs.
With SuperPi 2M and 32M , the Core i7 940 scored between 79% to 88% better than the Q6600. The Core i7 performed better under higher stress with SuperPi 32M.
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500: 3633
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz: 3774
Intel Core i7 940 2.93GHz: 5397
AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz : 4159
With PC Marks, the Core i7 940 performed 43% better than the Q6600 and 30% better than the Phenom 9950 X4.
The Core i7 920 2.66GHz has a price tag of Php16k at PC Express so I can only imagine the 940 to go as high as Php30k (based on SRP released by Intel Philippines).