Page 1:More CPU, Please
Page 2:CPU And Cooler
Page 3:Motherboard And Memory
Page 4:Graphics Card And Hard Drive
Page 5:Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
Page 6:Assembly And Overclocking
Page 7:Test System And Benchmarks
Page 8:Benchmark Results: Crysis And Unreal Tournament 3
Page 9:Benchmark Results: World In Conflict And Supreme Commander
Page 10:Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Encoding
Page 11:Benchmark Results: Applications
Page 12:Benchmark Results: Synthetics
Page 13:Power Consumption
Benchmark Results: Applications
Our overclocking efforts reduced the time needed to render one 1080p frame in 3D Studio Max down to well under one minute. Again, this is another application better suited for a quad-core CPU, so expect larger gains in the SBMs to come.
The overclocked $625 PC finishes applying filters in Photoshop 41% quicker than at stock clock speeds.
CPU overclocking doesn’t yield huge gains in AVG scans, and with this month’s less-than-stellar overclocking, we see only an 8% reduction in time.
Our clock speed increase delivered just a two second performance increase in WinRAR-file compression.
We finish off our application suite with WinZip file compression where overclocking reduced job time by just over 30 seconds.
- More CPU, Please
- CPU And Cooler
- Motherboard And Memory
- Graphics Card And Hard Drive
- Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
- Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Unreal Tournament 3
- Benchmark Results: World In Conflict And Supreme Commander
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power Consumption