Both systems have similar overclock levels, with Digital Storm’s slightly higher CPU speed battling Maingear’s higher base clock. We expected similar scores across most applications, though we did find a few minor surprises.
The Gaming Dominator’s slightly higher CPU clock helped it edge out the Ephex in both of our audio encoding tests.
Maingear’s higher memory speed is the most likely reason behind its win in TMPGEnc. We’ve noticed the video transcoding software’s tendency to favor better memory performance several times in the past.
MainConcept prefers the Gaming Dominator’s slightly higher clock speed.