Our Test Procedures and Test Benches

Our CPU Test Benches for each CPU tested
Intel Socket 1151 (Skylake)

MSI Z170A Gaming M5

Kingston HyperX 3000K 240GB SSD

Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB DDR4

Noctua NH-U12S heatsink

Thermaltake Grand 850W PSU

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Dimastech Test Bench

Intel Socket 1150 (Broadwell)

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC

Kingston HyperX 3000k 240GB SSD

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

Noctua NH-U12S heatsink

Thermaltake Grand 850W PSU

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Dimastech Test Bench

AMD Socket AM3+

Asrock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional

Kingston HyperX 128GB SSD

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

Noctua NH-U14S heatsink

Cooler Master V1000 Power Supply

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Microcool Banchetto 101 Test bench

Intel Socket 2011v3 (Haswell-E)

Asus X99-Deluxe

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz DDR4 4x4GB

OCZ Vector 150 120GB SSD

Western Digital Velociraptor 600GB HDD (for steam)

Thermaltake Grand 850W PSU

Noctua NH-U12S heatsink

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Dimastech Test Bench

AMD Socket FM2+

Asus A88-Pro

Kingston HyperX 128GB SSD

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

Noctua NH-U14S heatsink

Cooler Master V1000 Power Supply

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Microcool Banchetto 101 Test bench

AMD Socket FM2

Asus F2 A85-V Pro

OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

Noctua NH-U14S heatsink

Cooler Master V1000 Power Supply

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Microcool Banchetto 101 Test bench

Intel Socket 1150 (Devil’s Canyon)

Asus Z97-A

Kingston HyperX 3000k 240GB SSD

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

Noctua NH-U12S heatsink

Cooler Master V1000 Power Supply

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Microcool Banchetto 101 Test bench

Intel Socket 1150 (Haswell)

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

Kingston HyperX 128GB SSD

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

Noctua NH-U12S heatsink

Cooler Master V1000 Power Supply

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Microcool Banchetto 101 Test bench

Intel Socket 1155 (Ivy Bridge)

Crucial Ballistix Tracer Ram 1600Mhz 2x2Gb

Intel DZ77GA-70K

OCZ Agility 3 120Gb SSD

Noctua NH-C14 heatsink

Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850Watt PSU

Two Nvidia GTX580’s for SLI testing

Microcool Banchetto 101 Test bench

Intel Socket 2011 (Sandy Bridge-E)

Intel DX79SI Motherboard

Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Quad Channel Ram

Two Kingston HyperX SATA 3 SSD’s in RAID 0

Intel Active Thermal Solution RTS2011LC Water-cooling

Cooler Master Silent PRO Gold 1200w PSU

Nvidia GTX 780 Video Card

Highspeedpc Test Bench

Intel Socket 1155 (Sandy Bridge)

Crucial Ballistix Tracer Ram 1600Mhz 2x2Gb

FATAL1TY P67 Profess1onal Series Motherboard

OCZ Agility 60Gb SSD

Noctua NH-C14 heatsink

Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850Watt PSU

Sapphire HD6970 BF:BC2 Edition for AMD testing

Two Nvidia GTX580’s for SLI testing

Microcool Banchetto 101 Test bench

Intel Socket 1366

Gigabyte G-1 Assassin Gaming Motherboard

EVGA Classified GTX580 Video card

Cooler Master HAFX Nvidia Edition Case

Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3 Ram 1600MHz

Cool-It Water-cooling

Cooler Master Silent PRO Gold 1200w PSU

Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue SSD

CPU Testing Procedures
Bioshock Infinite Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Xtreme” quality setting.
Tomb Raider Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Xtreme” quality setting.
Hitman: Absolution Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Xtreme” quality setting.
Sleeping Dogs Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Xtreme” quality setting.
3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score – Performance benchmark
wPrime 1024M and 32M
X264 HD Benchmark Pass 1 and Pass 2
Cinebench CPU and CPU (Single Core results)
Passmark 8 CPU Mark Score
PCMark 7 Full benchmark Suite
Power Usage Idle and load testing using a Kill-A-Watt and Wprime to put the cpu under load
PCMark 8 Home test is run both with and without OpenCL
Temps Prime95 to load, motherboard software to read temperature
Onboard Testing Procedures
Bioshock Infinite Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p
Tomb Raider Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p
Hitman: Absolution Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p
Sleeping Dogs Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p
3DMark Fire Strike Performance setting – GPU Score
Unreal Heaven Benchmark 4.0 Extreme preset
Unreal Valley Benchmark 1.0 Extreme HD Preset
F1 2013 Ultra Preset
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL benchmark
Cinebench R15 OpenGL benchmark
GRID Autosport Ultra and Medium presets at 1080p

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36932 05 Aug 2015 17:03
I hope everyone is having a nice week. Today Intel launched the first two of many Skylake CPUs at Gamescom. I put the i7-6700K through our tests and find out how it performs!

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