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