The Tom’s Hardware team normally groups application benchmarks by type, but only OpenCL-enhanced Photoshop stood out as a test that might potentially benefit from the $1,600 PC’s second graphics card. We opened up a GPU monitoring program and watched the needle jump between zero and 14% utilization throughout this test.
Visual Studio 2010 also saw moderate performance gains on the new overclocked system, but those gains can only be linked to storage performance and/or chance. This long bench typically shows up to one-minute variance between consecutive runs.
In my search for noticeable changes in performance, I grouped the non-impacted benchmarks together. If you’d like to see exactly how close these results are, simply click on a photo to expand it.
- The Magic Of Anticipation
- CPU, CPU Cooler, And Memory
- Motherboard, Graphics, And Power
- Case, SSD, Hard Drive, And Optical Drive
- The Initial Installation: My First Attempt
- Ten Days, Ten Solutions?
- Starting Over, This Time With Success
- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: Battlefield 3 And Far Cry 3
- Results: F1 2012 And Skyrim
- Results: Non-Gaming Applications
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- The Less-Obvious Benefits Of Spending More