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Page 2:CPU And Cooler
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Benchmark Results: Productivity
3ds Max again shows a marginal benefit when comparing this month’s overclock to the previous system, but non-overclockers will appreciate the larger gains at stock speeds.
We modified our AVG, WinRAR, and Winzip benchmarks to work with Vista x64, but the software versions and test files remain the same. This is the closest we could get to a perfect comparison and test results should show the validity of our efforts.
Indeed, AVG performance differences are on-par with those seen in other processor-heavy tasks.
WinRAR got the same treatment as AVG, and the results scale well with clock speed.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and our third modified benchmark—WinZIP—shows a performance scale almost identical to that of our unmodified 3ds Max results. The new system takes small wins simply because it’s a little faster.
- Because We Can...
- CPU And Cooler
- Motherboard And Memory
- Graphics And Storage
- Audio And Optical
- Case And Power
- Accessories And Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: First-Person Shooters
- Benchmark Results: Real-Time Strategy
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power Consumption