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Home PC Upgrade - Benchmarked Old and New

posted Apr 9, 2012, 6:24 AM by Victor Zakharov   [ updated Apr 9, 2012, 6:25 AM ]
Finally decided to switch my AMD machine to an i7. Here is what I ended up with.
Old PC: Phenom II X4 Black 955 @ 3200 MHz - Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P – Patriot 4GB EL in Unganged Dual DDR2-800 @ 5-5-5-12 CR2, SSD: Intel x25-M 80GB.
New PC: Core i7-2600K @ 3800MHz (Turbo) - Asus P8Z68 Pro/GEN3, Corsair 16GB LP DDR3-1600 memory, SSD: Intel 520 240GB.

Aida64 - Old, New and Gain (times original performance).

As you can see, 2 times improvement is a fair average. CPU AES boost is rather interesting (up almost 18 times).

3D Mark Vantage - Old, New and New @ integrated graphics


Passmark - Old, New and my work PC (HP dx2400 Microtower).

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If you want to compare to yours, here are the baselines numbers, as uploaded to Passmark: 
Old PC #BL614644
New PC #BL599448
Work PC #BL611531

I also did some benchmarks for Intel 520 SSD in the new PC, looks quite impressive.

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