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Results: Productivity

System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: The $400 Spirit Of Mini-ITX

Knocked down from Core i5-3350P to Core i3-3220 this quarter, in the interest of scoring a more potent graphics card, the $650 gaming machine gives up an average of 29% performance in our threaded productivity applications. However, it still dominates the Pentium-based configurations limited to two threads at a time.

Today’s $400 machine hangs onto a distant second place until we start benchmarking Visual Studio, a lengthy test where the slower storage subsystem likely comes into play.

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