The same processor with the same overclock yields the same results in both iTunes and Lame, the $800 and $1000 systems finishing in a dead heat. HandBrake and TotalCode Studio might be benefiting from the $1,000 machine's higher memory frequency or faster system drive, though the difference is pretty small.
With a similar processor based on the same architecture at moderately lower frequencies, the $600 PC follows closely behind both of its higher-priced rivals.
- In Search Of The Best Possible Value
- Hardware, Software, And Overclock Settings
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 3
- Results: F1 2012
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power Consumption And Efficiency
- Where's The Value Sweet Spot?