Falcon Northwest Mach V equipped with Core i7
The Core i7 965 Extreme processor is initially clocked at 3.2 GHz, but the engineers at Falcon have overclocked it to a max of 3.99 GHz. Falcon uses a sealed liquid cooling system to keep the processor from shutting down at this heady speed. The Core i7 is installed in an ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard with an Intel X58 motherboard chipset, the latest performance/gaming motherboard and chipset combo. With monster system specifications of a dual ATI Radeon 4870X2 graphics cards with 2GB of RAM on-board, 12 GB of DDR3 RAM, Blu-ray, HD-DVD, and over a terabyte of storage. The cost of having this super PC is $7,995.00, really pricy but performance wise it will blow you away.
YoYotech Fi7epower MLK1610 PC
YoYotech Fi7epower MLK1610 PC is the fastest PC in the world, “officially”. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition CPU (overclocked to 3.73GHz) atop an X58 chipset, 9GB of DDR3 RAM, an 80GB Intel X25-M SSD, 1TB standard hard drive, a Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, and it’s all sitting on ASUS’ P6T motherboard. This isn’t just any Core i7 CPU: this is the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition, with a 3.20GHz clock speed and 6.4 GT/s QuickPath, which costs a jaw-dropping £1,000 all by itself. It’s probably worth the £3,995.85 (about $6,337) you’re going to have to spend to make it yours, too.
Backing up the new chip is Asus’ P6T motherboard, which boasts Intel’s latest X58 chipset. Then you’ve got a staggering 9GB of high performance DDR3 RAM (that’s 2GB per channel and an extra 1GB thrown in for good measure). An 80GB Samsung SSD makes things run even faster whilst staying completely silent.Gamers will be wondering what sort of gaming specs this brings to the table. The answer is surprisingly conservative. The Fi7epower MLK1610 sports the latest and greatest Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card with 2GB of DDR5 memory. Why is that conservative? Because there’s only the one of them. The Asus P6T motherboard supports AMD’s Crossfire – a means of hooking up a pair of graphics cards to work in unison – so there’s no real excuse as to why there’s just the one graphics card on board. Fortunately YoYotech gives you rather a lot of customisation options anyway, so you can decide exactly how you want it kitted out.
So the verdict, YoYotech Fi7epower MLK1610 PC or Falcon Northwest Mach V? It is YoYotech Fi7epower MLK1610 PC, it has blown the former world record holder out of the water, and in practical terms it can be expected to perform twice as fast as anything powered by Intel’s former top-of-the-range CPU.