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Benchmark Results: Synthetics And Power Consumption

Three Core i7 Systems From Boutique Builders

Our Sandra benchmark results are relatively predictable, given what we know about the CPUs in each machine. The memory-bandwidth test yields the biggest performance delta, with the CyberPower rig pulling way out in front thanks to its memory running at 1,600MHz compared to the 1,333 MT/s memory in the AVADirect box and Alienware’s relatively staid 1,066 MT/s memory.

Here’s an eye-popping chart. Even while sitting idle, CyberPower’s rig consumed more than 80 watts more than the Alienware; but that number nearly doubled when while running our Far Cry 2 benchmark.

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