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Benchmarks And Test Settings

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Our updated benchmarking suite now contains four gaming titles, four popular audio related applications, six applications for video editing, encoding or transcoding, six office type applications, multitasking tests and synthetical benchmarks,

Benchmarks and Settings
3D-Games
Call of Duty 2 Version: 1.03
Video Mode: 1024x768
Anti-aliasing: off
Shadows: no
timedemo demo2
Quake 4 Version: 1.2 (Dual-Core Patch)
Video Mode: 1024x768
Video Quality: default
THG Timedemo waste.map
timedemo demo8.demo 1 (1 = load textures)
Unreal Tournemant 2004 Version: 3369
UMark: 2.0.0
Bots: 16 / High Performance / 1280 x 1024
Demo: AS-Junkyard
Serious Sam 2 Version: 2.070
Demo: Greendale
1024x768
HDR Rendering: off
Renderer: Direct3D
Filrering mode: none
Antialiasing mode: none
Audio
iTunes 6 Version: 6.0.4.2
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
Convert wav to aac
Lame MP3 Version 3.97 Beta 2 (12-22-2005)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
OGG Version 1.1.2 (Intel P4 MOD)
Version 1.1.2 (Intel AMD MOD)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to ogg
Quality: 5
WMA Version: 9.1 Advanced Audio
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
128 kbps
Video
Pinnacle Studio 10.5 Platinum Version: 10.5.2.2826
from: 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MB
to: 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MB
Encoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2-File
File Type: MPEG-2
Preset: DVD Compatible
Audio: no
TMPEG 3.0 Express Version: 3.0.4.24 (no Audio)
fist 5 Minutes DVD Terminator 2 SE (704x576) 16:9
Multithreading by rendering
DivX 6.2 Version: 6.2.2 (4 Logical CPUs)
Profile: High Definition Profile
1-pass, 3000 kBit/s
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
no Audio
XviD 1.1.0 Version: 1.1.0 Beta 3
Target qantizer: 1.00
Clone DVD 2 Version: 2.8.9.9
DVD "Terminator II SE" (english version)
Transcoding from DVD-9 to DVD-4.7
Audio: DTS
Subtilte: no
Mainconcept H.264 Encoder Version: 2.0
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
24 sec HDTV 1920x1080 mpeg2
mpeg2 to H.264
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Version: 2.0
Windows Media Encoder 9.1 AP NTSC MPEG2-HDTV 1920x1080 (24 sec)

Import: Mainconcept NTSC HDTV 1080i
Export: Adobe Media Encoder

Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: Constant
Frame: 1290x1080
Frame Rate: 29.97
Maximum Bitrate [kbps]: 2000
Image Quality: 50.00
Audio: no
Windows Media Encoder Version: 9.00.00.2980
Windows Media Video 9.1 Advanced Profile
720x480 AVI to WMV
320x240 (29.97 fps)
282 kbps streaming
Applications
AVG Anti-Virus 7.1 Version: 7.1.394 (Program)
Virus base: 268.8.0/353
(3.85 GB, 14.007 Files, 1.177 Folders)
Winrar Version 3.60 BETA 4 (Dual-Core)
(303 MB, 47 Files, 2 Folders)
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version: 8.0
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
rendering HTDV 1920x1080
Adobe Photoshop CS 2 Version: 9.0.1
VT-Runtime Script
Rendering from 5 Pictures (66 MB, 7 Filters)
Adobe Photoshop CS 2 Version: 9.0.1
Image Processor convert 150 Photos from 9 Mpixel to 0.8 Mpixel
100 Images (3488 x 2616) 9 Mpixel to
(1024x786) 0.8 Mpixel
Scripts\Image Processor
Quality: 5
Resize to Fit (W:1024 H:768)
Adobe Acrobat 7 Professionell Version: 7.0.8
Microsoft Office Word 2003 Version: 11.6568.6568 SP2
Adobe PDF-Maker
950 pages Word file to PDF
Enrcyption Level: High (128-bit RC4)
Conversion Settings: High Quality Print
Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2003 Version: 11.6564.6568 SP2
Adobe PDF-Maker
200 pages Powerpoint file to PDF
Enrcyption Level: High (128-bit RC4)
Conversion Settings: High Quality Print
Multitasking
Multitasking I Adobe Photoshop CS 2 - Image Processor
Winrar
Multitasking II Adobe Acrobat 7 Professionell - PDF-Maker
AVG Anti-Virus (3.85 GB, 14.007 Files, 1.177 Folders)
Synthetics
3DMark06 Version: 1.02
1280x1024 - 32 bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
PCMark05 Pro Version: 1.1.0
CPU and Memory Tests
Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
Windows Media Encoder 9.00.00.2980
SiSoftware Sandra 2007 Version 2007.5.10.98
CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / MultiMedia
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Memory Lateny Test = ns

Test System

Test System slide show

System Hardware
Socket 775 Processors Intel Pentium EE 965
(Presler 65 nm, 3.73 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium EE 955
(Presler 65 nm, 3.46 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D 950
(Presler 90 nm, 3.40 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D 940
(Presler 90 nm, 3.20 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D 930
(Presler 90 nm, 3.00 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D 920
(Presler 90 nm, 2.80 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium EE 840
(Smithfield 90 nm, 3.20 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D 840
(Smithfield 90 nm, 3.20 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D 830
(Smithfield 90 nm, 3.00 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D 820
(Smithfield 90 nm, 2.80 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.72
(Prescott 90 nm, 3.72 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.46
(Gallatin 130 nm, 3.46 GHz, 512 kB L2 Cache, 2 MB L3 Cache)
Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.40
(Gallatin 130 nm, 3.40 GHz, 512 kB L2 Cache, 2 MB L3 Cache)
Intel Pentium 4 670
(Prescott 90 nm, 3.80 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
Socket 939 Processors AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
(Toledo 90 nm, 2.40 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
(Manchester 90 nm, 2.40 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
(Toledo 90 nm, 2.20 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
(Manchester 90 nm, 2.20 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
(Manchester 90 nm, 2.00 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlon 64 FX-60
(Toledo 90 nm, 2.60 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
(San Diego 90 nm, 2.80 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
(San Diego 90 nm, 2.60 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
(Clawhammer 130 nm, 2.60 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
AMD Platform AM2 Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe, Rev.1.03G
NVIDIA nForce5, BIOS: 0504 (06/14/2006)
AMD Platfrom S939 Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe, Rev. 1.01
NVIDIA nForce4, Bios: 1103 (01/02/2006)
AMD Platfrom S754 Epox EP-8NPA SLI, Rev. 0.2
NVIDIA nForce4, Bios: (08/24/2005)
Intel Platform S775 Asus P5W DH Deluxe, Rev. 1.02G
Intel 975X (C0), Bios: 0065 (06/16/2006)
RAM I (Intel) 2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 (CL 4.0-4-4-8)
Corsiar CM2X1024-6400C4 XMS6404v1.1
RAM II (AMD) 2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 (CL 4.0-4-4-8 1T)
Corsiar CM2X1024-6400C3 XMS6403v1.1
Hard Drive I (read) 1x 160 GB 10.000 rpm, 8 MB cache, SATAII
Western Digital WD1500ADFD
Hard Drive II (write) 1x 160 GB 10.000 rpm, 8 MB cache, SATAII
Western Digital WD1500ADFD
Graphics Card Gigabyte GV-RX19X512VB-RH
ATI X19800XTX - 512 MB
Sound Card Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space
Power Supply PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510, ATX 2.01, 510 Watt
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Drivers AMD nForce Driver 9.34 BETA
Platform Drivers Intel 8.0.1.1002 (06/06/2006)
Graphics Driver ATI Catalyst 6.5 (8.252-060503a-032464C-ATI)
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