Our Apple iTunes and LAME benchmarks are single-threaded, so the most efficient architecture operating at the highest clock rate wins. Naturally, at up to 4.7 GHz, Origin PC's Chronos wins.
On the other hand, our HandBrake and TotalCode Studio benchmarks are well-threaded, so we expect the six-core System Builder Marathon and Lenovo builds to jump into the lead.
A combination of the Sandy Bridge-E architecture and a conservative overclock cause the Lenovo system to be overtaken by Origin PC, though. The mediocre overclock our SBM machine achieved is barely any better.
- Origin's Mini Cube With Big Hardware Specs
- Getting To Know Our Chronos
- Origin PC Tweaks The Chronos For Better Performance
- Test Settings And Benchmark Configuration
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Battlefield 3
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: F1 2012
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Power And Heat
- Average Performance Versus Efficiency
- Can A $4000+ Gaming Cube Still Deliver Value?