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Benchmark Results: Synthetics

System Builder Marathon: $625 Gaming PC


It comes as no surprise that the Radeon HD 4870 would help this month's build pull off victories in this synthetic test.

CPU scores were about equal for the two overclocked systems, while this month's PC led in all GPU scores.

The two stock clocked systems each manage a pair of victories in PCMark Vantage. We see significant gains from overclocking in all but the HDD test, while the Productivity Test is the only one to favor last month’s system.   

We close out the testing suite with Sandra XII benchmarks. The arithmetic scores scale by CPU clock speeds while the December system’s higher FSB and memory clocks help it sweep the memory bandwidth test.

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