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Test Hardware
Processor
Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge), 3.3 GHz, LGA 1155, 6 MB Shared L3
Motherboard
ASRock Z68 Extreme4
Memory
Kingston Hyper-X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 @ DDR3-1333, 1.5 V
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB
SSD Caching
Intel X25-V 40 GB SSDSA2MP040G2R5
Intel SSD 311 20 GB (Larsen Creek) SSDSA2VP020G201
Crucial m4 256 GB CT256M4SSD2
Graphics
Palit GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
Power Supply
Seasonic 760 W, 80 PLUS
System Software and Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX
DirectX 11
DriverGraphics: Nvidia 270.61
RST: 10.5.0.1022
Virtu: 1.1.101
Benchmarks
PCMark Vantage
Version: 1.0.1.0
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Ultra High Settings, 4xAA / No AF, 1680x1050, Second Sun, 45 second sequence, FRAPS
Adobe Photoshop CS5

Version: 11
Filtering a 16 MB TIF (15000x7266)
Filters:
Radial Blur (Amount: 10; Method: zoom; Quality: good)
Shape Blur (Radius: 46 px; custom shape: Trademark symbol)
Median (Radius: 1px)
Polar Coordinates (Rectangular to Polar)

WinRAR 4.00 x64
Custom Tom's Hardware Workload ~343 MB
Norton Internet Security 2011
Deep File Scan, C: Drive
Crysis 2
A Walk In The Park, High Quality settings, vsync off, 1680x1050, Fraps
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Ultra Quality Settings, 8x AA / 16x AF, From Crushblow to The Krazzworks, 1680x1050 , Fraps, DirectX 9 Rendering
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