System Performance
For our benchmarks, I tested the Digital Storm Twister Extreme against two different testing configurations.  For our gaming tests, we used our 3-Way SLI test configuration from our first article on the technology that differs in the fact that it uses a dual-core processor rather than a quad-core CPU.  For our general system performance tests the DS system is going up against our standard CPU testing configuration from our recent AMD Phenom and Intel QX9770 reviews

Testing Configuration

Digital Storm Test System Setup

CPU

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 – Review

Motherboards

EVGA nForce 680i MotherboardReview

Memory 

Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C4

Hard Drive

2 x Western Digital Raptor 150 GB – Review

Sound Card

On-board

Video Card

EVGA GeForce 8800 Ultra x 3

Video Drivers

NVIDIA Forceware 169.18 Beta

Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 1000 watt

DirectX Version

DX10 / DX9c

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit


3-Way SLI Test System Setup

CPU

Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 – Review

Motherboards

EVGA nForce 680i MotherboardReview

Memory 

Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C4

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150 GB – Review

Sound Card

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

Video Card

EVGA GeForce 8800 Ultra x 3
BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB

Video Drivers

NVIDIA Forceware 169.18 Beta

Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 1000 watt

DirectX Version

DX10 / DX9c

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit


Intel CPU System Setup

CPU

QX9770 – 3.2 GHz / 1600 FSB
QX9650 – 3.0 GHz / 1333 FSB
QX6850 – 3.0 GHz / 1333 FSB
Q9450 – 2.66 GHz / 1333 FSB

Motherboards

Asus P5E3 Deluxe

Memory 

2GB Corsair DDR3-1066

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150 GB – Review

Sound Card

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Video Drivers

NVIDIA Forceware 169.18 Beta

Power Supply PC Power and Cooling 1000 watt

DirectX Version

DX10 / DX9c

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit


  • CineBench 10
  • SiSoft Sandra XII
  • PCMark Vantage
  • Call of Juarez
  • World in Conflict
  • Crysis


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