|Vortex F6 = $9000||Click here to order|
|Vortex F6 Benchmarks|
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NOTE: Cinebench 11.5 will
display the stock speed of the
chip, even when overclocked.
|Fritz 9 Chess||64.92 = 31162 Kn/sec|
|Gulftown Speed||6.01 GHz|
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How would you like a 6.0 GHz computer that could run 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, with 100% reliability?
Our tests can prove that the Vortex F6, powered by Intel's i7-3970X Sandy Bridge-E processor, runs at virtually the identical speed as a 6.0 GHz i7-980X. Of course, the i7-980X was the fastest Intel chip in the year 2010. Its stock speed was 3.33 GHz, so each core of our Vortex F6 computers is more than 1.8 times as fast!
Even this 5.8 GHz i7-980X bench rig, cooled to -90° Celsius with an oversized heat exchanger built into a custom single stage vapor phase change unit, cannot come close to the performance of the Vortex F6 system with a high-end water cooling setup.
How can this be possible?
Intel® deserves a great deal of credit for building such an outstanding chip with the i7-3960X. Their strategy has been to lower the heat output of each subsequent release of chips (starting with the Sandy Bridge processors in early 2011) while offering better performance-per-cycle as well. After a great deal of experimentation, Liquid Nitrogen Overclocking has arrived at the perfect blend of incredible overclocking speed with maximum stability.
When overclocking the Sandy Bridge-E, the alleviated bottlenecks symbiotically reduce latency and increase performance bandwidth in such a way that you experience more speed than the ratio of your new/old clock speeds might otherwise suggest!
In short: A 5.0 GHz i7-3960X executes even faster than you would predict using a variety of benchmarks.
The parallelism on the i7-3960X is also markedly improved over chips even one generation ago. On older Intel hardware, it was typical to observe a slight slowdown when you launched multiple instances of multi-threaded programs, especially as the number of applications were at or near the physical core count (with or without hyper-threading activated). For example, on the 6-core i7-980X, you would observe excellent parallelism with four of the cores completely burdened at full load. If you launch a fifth application that was also multi-threaded, it, and the four predecessor applications, would all execute at a slightly slower speed. Once you launched the 6th such instance of a CPU-intense program, the slowdown was much more noticeable. This is not the case with the i7-3960X. It is much better at cranking results, keeping cores fully tasked, with no observable slowdown, even as you load up on all six of its cores.
The Fastest Chess Computer in the World!
February 21, 2012: Liquid Nitrogen Overclocking takes the #1 world ranking for the title of fastest chess computer. Click on the image above for more information. Maintained by Jens Hartmann of Austria, the "Fritz" chess benchmark measures the parallel processing speed of a multi-threaded chess searching application, and compares the performance results from a wide variety of computers from around the world. The 6-core, 12-threaded Vortex F6 computer has overturned the 12-core, 24-threaded former title holder. This is the first time that a computer with fewer physical CPU cores has overtaken the top world chess ranking from a titleholder with more than twice as many cores! Can you imagine how a 12-core, 24-threaded version of the Vortex F6 might be capable of performing?
Liquid Nitrogen Overclocking built a custom water-cooling system to alleviate the heat buildup from running so many cores at 5.0 GHz. With a heavy duty pump and a cocktail of naturally endothermic refrigerants circulating in the industrial strength, dual 180 mm radiator, this quiet, attractive cooling system can pull over 300 watts of heat off of the CPU in a continuous, 24x7 duty cycle, all year round. You can't get this anywhere but here!
This system comes with 16 GB RAM, a 2 TB internal drive, and a 250 GB SSD drive that is already formatted with Windows 7 as a wicked fast boot drive. It also comes standard with a GeForce GTX 580 video card for high-end video performance. For other configuration options, call 610-818-5063 or send an email to Liquid Nitrogen to review prices and options.
- Intel ® i7-3960X Sandy Bridge-E processor overclocked to 5.00 GHz
- Fully-integrated two-way radiator (1 x 2-way rad) liquid refrigerant cooling system. Capable of removing 300 watts of heat generated by 12 hyperthreads @ 5.00 GHz
- 16 GB of very fast RAM @ 2000 MHz
- One GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 580 video card
- Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB SATA HD @ 3.0 GB/second
- Very fast Intel X25-M 250 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (all latest patches and updates)
- Each additional GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 580: add $550
- For additional RAM: call for pricing