So here it is, the fastest PC gaming combo one can ever hope for — Intel’s 6-core processor the Core i7 Extreme 980X @ 3.33GHz paired with an ATI Radeon HD 5970 (as provided by Intel Philippines).
Here’s the basic specs of the rig:
Intel Core i7 Extreme 980X 3.33GHz
ATI Radeon HD 5970 1GB DDR5 RAM
6GB DDR3 RAM
Thermaltake Element V case
The Core i7 Extreme 980X is, by far, the fastest consumer-grade CPU Intel has released. It’s got 6 cores running at 3.33GHz each and has 2 threads for each core effectively working at 12 threads in total.
This model is more like for bragging rights and the really, really hard-core Intel fanboys so expect the price of the chip along to be somewhere in the Php50,000 range.
We got the CPUZ and the GPUZ of the CPU and the video card that came with the rig. The card is running on ATI crossfire so it’s running on 2 GPUs. The video cards could be priced at around
Php25k Php29k each so that’s another fifty-k on the total price tag.
Here’s the summary of the PassMark Performance Test benchmarks:
CPU Mark: 10,222.4
2D Graphics Mark: 477.8
Memory Mark: 1,936.2
Disk Mark: 1,079.1
3D Graphics Mark: 2,640.1
PassMark Rating: 2,560.7
The CPU Mark alone is very high at 10k (compared to the Phenom II X6 which is only at around 5k). The 6GB triple-channel RAM also got very good Memory Mark scores.
With Windows Experience Index, the whole rig got a Base Score of 7.5 (highest I’ve seen so far) — the CPU got an all-time high of 7.8. The 7.5 from storage is also high which might indicate it’s running on SSD (have to double check when I get back to Manila — it’s actually an 80GB Intel SSD).
All-in-all, expect to blow some 200k in cold hard cash for this rig.
Update: Here’s the screenshot from Speccy: