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System Builder Marathon, May '09: $2,500 Performance PC
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$2,500 Portable Performance PC Test Settings

 

Standard Speed

Overclocked

Motherboard

DFI LANParty Jr X58-T3H6 Micro-ATX
Intel X58/ICH10R, LGA1366

 Unchanged

Processor

Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz,
2.80 GHz Turbo, 133 MHz Bclk, 1.025 V

 3.25 GHz at 1.0375 V, 155 MHz Bclk

Memory

Mushkin 998679 6.0 GB DDR3-1600
3x 2.0 GB, CAS 7-8-7-20, 1.65 V

 DDR3-1550 at 1.65 V,
CAS 7-7-6-14

Graphics

2x EVGA GeForce GTX 295 in SLI
1,792 MB GDDR3-2000 Per Card
576 MHz GPU, 1,242 MHz shader

652 MHz GPU, 1,501 MHz shader, GDDR3-2444

Hard Drives

2x WD RE3 WD50002ABYS (RAID 0)
7,200 RPM, 16 MB Cache SATA 3.0 Gb/s

 Unchanged

Optical

LG GGC-H20LK Blu-ray Disk / HD-DVD ROM
6x BRD, 3x HD-DVD ROM, 16x DVD±R

 Unchanged

Case

Silverstone SG04B-H Micro-ATX Mini-Tower

 Unchanged

Power

Corsair CMPSU-1000HX Modular 1,000 W
ATX12V 2.2, EPS12V 2.91, 80-Plus Certified

 Unchanged

Intake Fans

2x Scythe S-Flex SFF21F 120mm
1600 RPM, 63.7 CFM at 28.0 dBA

 Unchanged

Exhaust Fan

Silverstone RL-FX121 Cross Flow Blower
3,000 RPM, 14 CFM at 26 dBA

 Unchanged

Benchmark Configuration

3D Games

Crysis

Patch 1.2.1, DirectX 10, 64-bit executable, benchmark tool
Test Set 1: High Quality, No AA
Test Set 2: Very High Quality, No AA

Far Cry 2

DirectX 10, in-game benchmark
Test Set 1: Very High Quality, No AA
Test Set 2: Ultra High Quality, 4x AA

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky

Average of 4 segments "A-Tested Object'
Test Set 1: High Preset, DirectX 10, EFDL, no MSAA
Test Set 2: High Preset, DirectX 10, EFDL, 4xMSAA

World In Conflict

Patch 1009, DirectX 10, timedemo
Test 1: Very High Details, No AA / No AF
Test 2: Very High Details 4x AA / 16x AF

Audio/Video Encoding

iTunes 8

Version: 8.1.0.52 (x64)
Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min.
Default format AAC

Lame MP3

Version: 3.98 64-bit (07-04-2008)
Audio CD "Terminator II" SE, 53 min.
.wav to MP3

TMPG 4.6

Version: 4.6.3.268
Import File: "Terminator 2" SE DVD (5 Minutes)
Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9

DivX 6.8.5

Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading enabled using SSE4
Quarter-pixel search

Xvid 1.2.1

Display encoding status = off

Mainconcept Reference 1.6.1

MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264), Mainconcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2), Audio: MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s), Mode: PAL (25 FPS)

Productivity

Autodesk 3ds Max 2009

Version: 11.0, Rendering Dragon Image at 1920x1080 (HDTV)

Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8.5

Version: 8.5.287, Virus database 2094, Benchmark: Scan 334 MB Folder of ZIP/RAR compressed files

WinRAR 3.80

Version 3.80, WinZIP Command line Version 3.0, Compression = Best, Dictionary = 4,096 KB, Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)

WinZip 12

Version 12.0, Compression = Best, Benchmark: THG-Workload (139 MB)

Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings

3DMark Vantage

Version: 1.02, GPU and CPU scores

PCMark Vantage

Version: 1.00, System, Memory, Hard Disk Drive benchmarks, Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646

SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3

Version 2009.4.15.92, CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / Multimedia, Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark

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