In 3DMark Vantage, the disabled PPU option is used to disable PhysX and make these results more comparable from one SBM to the next.
The $650 PC easily scores the highest 3DMark results, while the GPU and CPU charts provide the reasons for the victory. It’s easy to see the win can be attributed purely to the increased graphics muscle, as overclocking launches the $600 PC’s Pentium E5200 from last to first in the CPU score.
The $600 PC takes the HDD test, but otherwise honors in PCMark Vantage belong to this month’s $650 PC.
The overclocked E5200 leads in the processor arithmetic benchmark, but it falls shy in the recorded multimedia tests. The $650 machine has a massive lead in the memory bandwidth test, thanks to the Phenom II X2 550’s integrated memory controller.
- 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