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Test System Configuration

System Builder Marathon: High-Cost System
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Here's a quick recap of our high-end system's performance configuration.

SBM High-End PC System Hardware
Processor Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650,3.00 GHz, 1333 FSB, 12 MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS Striker II Formula, BIOS 1101 (02/25/2008)
RAM Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400, 2x 2048 MB, CAS 4.0-4-4-12
Hard Drive 2x Western Digital Caviar WD7500AAKS, RAID 0
750 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA 300
Networking NVIDIA nForce onboard Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Cards 2x Gigabyte GeForce 8800 GTX, 768 MB RAM (Per Card)
575 MHz GPU, 1800 MHz RAM Data Rate
Power Supply Coolermaster RS850-EMBA (850W, ATX12V v2.2)
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0.6000 (Vista Retail)
DirectX Version DirectX 10.0
Platform Driver nVIDIA nForce Version 9.46
Graphics Driver nVIDIA ForceWare 169.25

Benchmark Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
3D-Games
Crysis Version: 1.1
Video Quality 1: High Details No Antialiasing
Video Quality 2: Very High Details, 4x Antialiasing
Benchmark: Benchmark_CPU.bat
Prey Version: 1.3
Video Quality 1: Default (No AA, 8x AF)
Video Quality 2: High Quality, 4x AA
Benchmark: THG-Demo
Supreme Commander Version: 3.220
Video Quality 1: Default
Video Quality 2: High Fidelity, High Shadow, 4x AA
Benchmark: Real 60 Game
Unreal Tournament 3 Version: Retail
Texture Detail: 5
World Detail: 5
Field of View: 100
Benchmark: Botmatch (WAR-Torlan, 12 bots, 1 Minute)
Warhammer Mark of Chaos Version: 1.6
Video Quality:Default (Highest Settings)
Demo: THG Timedemo (1 Minute)
Audio
iTunes 7.2 Version: 7.1.1.5
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
High Quality (160kb/s)
Lame MP3 Version: 3.98 Beta 3 (05-22-2007)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to MP3
160kb/s
Video
TMPEGEnc 4.0 Xpress Version: 4.2.10.211
Import File: Terminator 2 SE DVD (2 Minutes)
Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9
Audio: Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-Channel, English
Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160kb/s)
DivX 6.6 Version: 6.6.1
Profile: Home Theater Profile (720 x 576)
1-pass, 780 kb/s
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
XviD 1.1.2 Version: 1.1.2
Target quantizer: 1.00 (maximum quality)
Applications
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Version: 10.0x20070321
Filtering 69 MB TIF Photo
Benchmark: Tom's Guide-Benchmark V1.0.0.4
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version: 9.0
Rendering One Video Frame
Quality: HTDV 1920x1080 & 1280x720
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Version: 7.5.467
Virus Base: 269.6.1/776
Benchmark: Scanning 3.82 GB Application Folder
Maxon Cinema 4D Version: 10.008
Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Benchmark: Rose Drop, 8-bits (50 Frames)
Rarlab Winrar Version 3.70 BETA 8
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
Uncompressed Folder Size: 642 MB
Synthetics
SPECviewperf 9 Version: 9.0.3
PCMark05 Pro Version: 1.1.0
System, CPU and Memory Tests
Windows Media Player 11.0.6000.6324
Windows Media Encoder 9.00.00.2980
Futuremark 3DMark 2006 Version 1.10
System Test Only
SiSoftware Sandra XII Version 2007.5.11.40
CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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