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Benchmark Results: Synthetics

System Builder Marathon: $625 Gaming PC

The $625 PC with its Radeon HD 4850 and higher-clocked CPU leaves last month’s $500 PC far behind. The largest increase we see with overclocking is in the Performance Preset, as the CPU score is more heavily weighted. Of course, as with all synthetic tests, you’ll want to take these numbers with a grain of salt, since they’re not necessarily written to represent real-world performance.

When running the same test with the E5200 at 4.3 GHz, the overall score jumped to P7608.

Overclocking sees a nice boost in the system, productivity, and even the memory tests. We see no improvement in the hard drive test, though. The $625 PC pulls away from the previous $500 PC in all these synthetic tests

We close out the testing suite with massive gains in the Sandra benchmarks although we don’t nearly see as high a memory bandwidth increase as we saw last month with the $500 PC and its 400 MHz FSB.

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