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Test System And Benchmarks

Updated: AMD 785G: The Venerable 780G, Evolved
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Test System Configuration
CPU

AMD: Phenom II X2 550 BE (3.1 GHz, 6.0 MB Cache)
Intel: Core 2 Duo E7200 (2.53 GHz, 3.0 MB Cache)

Motherboards

AMD 785G: Asus M4A785TD-M EVO
AMD 790GX: Asus M4A78T-E
GeForce 8200: ECS GF8200A
GeForce 9300: Asus P5N7A-VN
Intel G45: Asus P5Q-EM

RAM

DDR2: A-Data AD2800E002GOU (2 x 2 GB)
DDR2-800 at DDR2-800 CAS 5-5-5-18 2T

DDR3: G.Skill F3-10666CL7-2GBPK (2 x 2 GB)
DDR3-1333 @ DDR3-1338 CAS 9-9-9-24-33-1T

Graphics

Radeon HD 4200 (785G) - 500 MHz GPU
Radeon HD 3200 (780G)  - 500 MHz GPU (simulated using underclocked 790GX)
Radeon HD 3300 (790GX) - 700 MHz GPU

GeForce 8200 - 500 MHz GPU, 1.2 GHz shader
GeForce 9400 - 540 MHz GPU, 1.4 GHz shader (simulated using overclocked 9300)

Intel G45 - 800 MHz GPU

Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 640 GB
7,200 RPM, 32 MB Cache SATA 3.0 Gb/s

Sound

Integrated HD Audio

Network

Integrated Gigabit Networking

Power

Thermaltake Toughpower
1200W, ATX12V v2.2, EPS12V

Software

OS

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64 SP1

Graphics

GeForce 8200/9300: NVidia Forceware 190.38 WHQL
AMD 790GX: Catalyst 9.7
AMD 785G: 8.632-090626a-083962E Beta

Benchmark Configuration

3D Games

Left 4 Dead

Version 1014, Custom THG Benchmark
Test Set 1: Medium Settings, High paged memory
Test Set 2: Medium Settings, High paged memory, 2x MSAA, 8x AF

Crysis

Patch 1.2.1, DirectX 10, 64-bit executable, benchmark tool
Test Set 1: High Quality, No AA
Test Set 2: Very High Quality, 8x AA

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.

in-game benchmark
Test Set 1: Lowest Settings, DirectX 9
Test Set 2: Lowest Settings, DirectX 10

World in Conflict

Patch 1009, DirectX 10, timedemo
Test 1: High Details, No AA / No AF
Test 2: Very High Details 4x AA / 16x AF

Audio/Video Encoding

iTunes

Version: 8.1.0.52 (x64)
Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min
Default format AAC

Lame MP3

Version: 3.98 64bits (07-04-2008)
Audio CD "Terminator II," 53 min.
wave to MP3

TMPGEnc 4.6

Version: 4.6.3.268
Import File: "Terminator 2" SE DVD (5 Minutes)
Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9

DivX 6.8.5

Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading enabled using SSE4
Quarter-pixel search

Xvid 1.2.1

Display encoding status = off

MainConcept Reference 1.6.1

MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264), MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2), Audio: MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s), Mode: PAL (25 FPS)

Productivity

Autodesk 3ds Max 2009

Version: 11.0, Rendering Dragon Image at 1920x1080 (HDTV)

Gisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8.5

Version: 8.5.287, Virus database 2094, Benchmark: Scan 334 MB Folder of ZIP/RAR compressed files

WinRAR 3.80

Version 3.80, WinZip Command line Version 3.0, Compression = Best, Dictionary = 4,096 KB, Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)

WinZip 12

Version 12.0, Compression = Best, Benchmark: THG-Workload (139 MB)

Sythetic Benchmarks and Settings

3DMark Vantage

Version: 1.02, GPU and CPU scores

PCMark Vantage

Version: 1.00, System, Memory, Hard Disk Drive benchmarks, Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646

SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3

Version 2009.4.15.92, CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / Multimedia, Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark

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