Hi Andy, I read with interest your blog on the Z800. I'm pondering doing similar but would like a comparison on what to expect compared to my 3930k running at 5Ghz. Could you possibly run Cinebench r15 and let me know the multicpu score. For reference my 3930k scores 1292.
I mainly do video/encoding tasks and Cinebench has given me an accurate baseline to judge percentage improvements in the tasks I do with the CPU's I've used.
I think i get right around 1000 with 2 x5570s which is just 2 quad cores (16 threads) where as andy had 2 6 cores (24 threads)... ill double check my scores tomprrpw im on my tablet atm.
I got 925 with the 2 x5570s
Sorry for the late reply, I've been away for a couple of weeks. For the CPU score I get 1531 with 2x X5680. Hyperthreading is enabled in the BIOS.
very late but for the record
1482 with 2x X5675. Hyperthreading enabled
Well, i got 1558cb with 2 x5690 (12 Cores, 24 Threads @ 3,46Ghz)