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Sandra XII

$500 Gaming PC: Day 2, Testing & Analysis

Sandra XII is far more advanced than PC Mark 2005, and shows off the quad-core goodness of the former System Builder Marathon PC.

Intel often leads AMD in the standardization of multimedia extensions, yet it’s still surprising to see the $500 Gaming PC’s overclocked dual-core with so large an advantage over the SBM system’s quad.

Once again we see the advantage of the overclocked $500 machine’s high FSB, which was also enhanced by dropping the memory’s timings slightly. Both machines used the same RAM!

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