Today’s charts are arranged in order of average performance. Improvements at higher presets put the current build’s GeForce GTX 470s on top of the previous build’s GeForce GTX 460s, even though the previous build’s six-core processor had a higher CPU score.
PCMark loves I/O performance, with the new system’s striped pair of SSDs taking a big lead over the previous system’s single HDD.
We tried to pick the four most relevant scores from PCMark’s hard drive test to approximate real-world performance differences, but we don’t have these numbers from the previous build. That means today’s final score will be calculated without the above data, though our Day Four comparison of current systems will employ it.
It appears that overclocking actually improves the performance of our software RAID controller, probably by improving the performance of its host processor, the CPU.
- Luxurious Performance?
- Motherboard And Graphics
- CPU And Memory
- CPU Cooling and Case
- Power And Optical Drive
- Hardware Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Bechmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Energy, Efficiency, And Heat
- Value Conclusion