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Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark

System Builder Marathon, August 2012: $2000 Performance PC
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We already know that Virtu's HyperFormance mode from Lucidlogix doesn't yield comparable performance data when it's on and then off. However, the charts are included here anyway. Our test notes indicate that both systems would have produced similar scores without the benefit of HyperFormance.

Setting aside its capacity difference, the Chronos Deluxe in this quarter's system outperforms the MX version from June. Why shrug off the capacity difference so readily? Other tests show that the current model is faster, even at matched capacities.

The new system’s superior drive performance is most easily noticed in PCMark’s Starting Applications sub-test. Application launches (and system boot-up) are also the place where enthusiasts quickly experience the performance benefit of faster storage. When you look at our baseline results, note that the newer PC employs Intel's Enterprise Storage driver, which has a huge performance impact on the X79 Express' SATA controller.

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