Our current 3DMark results appear markedly better than those of our previous $2,500 SBM machine, but a behind-the-scenes analysis of CPU and GPU scores showed that our current pair of Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards merely matches the performance rating of our previous machine’s triple HD 4890s.
PCMark Vantage loved the SSDs of our previous SBM, although this month’s system score drops only slightly.
We like Sandra for its consistency, and Sandra loves Core i7.
Memory overclocking yields huge gains in Sandra Bandwidth.
- Our Most Powerful Build Yet?
- Graphics And Power
- Motherboard, CPU, And RAM
- CPU Cooling And Case
- Hardware Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Fallout 3
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2 And H.A.W.X.
- Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency