The iTunes test largely favors the Pentium E5200, as the stock $600 PC even squeaks out a win against the overclocked $650 PC.
A similar situation is seen in Lame, where once again the $650 PC is handed a loss to the previous budget SBM PC.
The Pentium E5200 trails at stock clocks, but catches up to the Phenom II once both are overclocked. Clock-for-clock the outcome would likely have shifted to slightly favor the E5200.
Here the two systems scale fairly evenly based on CPU core speed. Our $650 PC’s CPU upgrade rewarded another substantial decrease in job time at stock speeds, while its slightly higher boxed-cooler overclock allows it to finish eight seconds quicker than the previous system.
- Enter The Dragon
- CPU And Cooler
- Motherboard And Memory
- Graphics Cards And Hard Drive
- Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
- System Assembly
- Test System Configuration And Benchmarks
- 3D Games: Crysis And Far Cry 2
- 3D Games: World in Conflict, Fallout 3, And Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power Consumption