Synthetic vs Application Benchmarking? Tags: CPUs Last response: January 5, 2010 11:15 PM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs January 5, 2010 7:51:12 PM There's a lot of talk on here about synthetic and application benchmarks... what's the difference? Which is better? Thanks! More about : synthetic application benchmarking warmon6 a b à CPUs January 5, 2010 8:15:27 PM Quote:There's a lot of talk on here about synthetic and application benchmarks... what's the difference? Which is better? Thanks! Difference between applications and synthetics benckmarks is: Application brench is the real program running. Synthetics, Well they very. Some of them take a suit of programs (like say word, excel, Adobe shop, ect.) and that runs them within the synthetic program and then calculates a total score(s). Others just run there own benching system that show numbers. Normally the higher the numbers the better. In my personal option, application benches are better as they can give you a better feel of the system than Synthetics. Like for example, if i was wanting to compare 2 cpus (lets take core i7 920 and core i7 975) and i need some bench to see how well program (s) might run. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=47&p2=99 Well i could use SysMark 2007. Which tells me the Core i7 975 is the great and you should skip the 920. Although what if i was just wanting to game? You'll find there little difference between 920 and 975 in games like crysis. So in the end i would save money on the the cheaper 920 and have nearly the same performance. Anonymous a b à CPUs January 5, 2010 11:15:03 PM Quote:There's a lot of talk on here about synthetic and application benchmarks... what's the difference? Which is better? Thanks! Thank you, that's really useful Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSingle Vs Multithreaded Application Forum SolvedLow End Quadro vs Middle Tier Geforce for 3D Modelling Application Forum SolvedApplication installations on SSD vs HDD Forum SolvedNeed GTX 980 vs 970 benchmarks. Forum Solved4790k vs FX 8350 and 9590 benchmarks: Is my 8350 bottlenecking my 780 SLI setup?? Forum game benchmarking - built-in vs actual Forum SolvedAmazing Benchmark Results 2500k vs 4670k WHICH ONE IS BETTER? Forum Frequency Vs Timings Benchmarking Forum SolvedJust how much faster IS PC3-12800 vs PC3-10600 in real world applications? Forum Any links benchmarking DDR2 vs DDR3? Forum Server Vs Desktop vs Hosted for RAM Intensive, Low Traffic Application Serving R Forum Benchmarking 2 Dual Cores vs. 1 Quad Core Forum Benchmarking Core Duo 2 vs Amd X2 64bit? Forum 70v system vs stereo for bar/restaurant application Forum Benchmarking VS Games Forum SSD vs 7200RPM for my application? Forum Usage of OS/Application HDD vs Storage HDD Forum Application drive vs. data drive Forum SolvedCORSAIR shows VS 350 not applicable Forum Benchmark Application for SIMD Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !