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Benchmark Setup

Build Or Buy? Five Sub-$500 Store-Bought Systems Compared
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Graphics Drivers
Intel
15.17.16.64.2302
AMD
Catalyst 11.4
Nvidia
nForce 15.49
Benchmark Configuration
3D Games
Crysis 2
Test Set: High Quality, Fraps, DirectX 9 Rendering, A Walk In The Park
Just Cause 2Steam Version, Built-in Benchmark "Concrete Jungle"
Test Set: Custom High Details, No AA, 8x AF
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Fair Quality Settings, No AA, From Crushblow to The Krazzworks, Fraps, DirectX 9 Rendering
Audio/Video Encoding
Blender
Version: 2.54 beta
Syntax blender -b thg.blend -f 1, Resolution: 1920x1080
 Anti-Aliasing: 8x, Render: THG.blend frame 1
Handbrake 0.9.4Version 0.9.4
Convert first .vob file from The Last Samurai (1 GB) to .mp4, High Profile
LameVersion 3.98.3
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min.
Convert WAV to MP3 audio format
Command: -b 160 --nores (160 Kbps)
Productivity
WinRAR 4.00 x64
Version x64 4.00, Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)
Adobe Photoshop CS5CS5 Extended (64-bit)
Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Median, Polar Coordinates filters
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
3DMark Vantage
Version: 1.1.0, Performance
PCMark VantageVersion: 1.0.1.0 x64
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