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Synthetic tests are notorious for exposing strengths and weaknesses not realized by real-world applications. However, the only truly interesting results here come from the CPU test, where the 64-bit/6 GB machine proffers improved performance over both 3 GB systems.
Both of the CPU tests used to those final scores are physics-based, suggesting that as the workload is shifted away from the GPU, system memory has a bigger impact. In a follow-up to this piece, where we’ll look at application performance, the addition of system memory should validate these results.