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Test Setup And Benchmarks

Intel Xeon E3-1275 Review: Sandy Bridge Goes Professional
Test Hardware
Intel Xeon E3-1275 (Sandy Bridge) 3.4 GHz, LGA 1155, 8 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled

Intel Core i7-2600K (Sandy Bridge) 3.4 GHz, LGA 1155, 8 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled
Asus P8B WS (LGA 1155) Intel C206, BIOS 0401
Crucial 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC Unbuffered, CT51264BA1339.16FD
Hard Drive
Samsung MZ-5PA2560/000 256 GB SATA 3 Gb/s SSD
Intel HD Graphics P3000

Intel HD Graphics 3000

Nvidia Quadro FX 580
Power Supply
Seasonic X760 760 W 80 PLUS Gold PSU
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX 11
Graphics DriverIntel Driver:

Nvidia Driver: 270.61

Benchmarks and Settings

Video Encoding

MainConcept 2.0

MPEG-2 to H.264, MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG-2), Audio:
MPEG-2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16-Bit, 224 kb/s), Codec: H.264 Pro, Mode: PAL 50i (25 FPS), Profile: H.264 BD HDMV

HandBrake 0.9.4
Version 0.9.4, convert first .vob file from The Last Samurai to .mp4, High Profile


Version 4.0
RAR, Syntax "winrar a -r -m3", Benchmark: 2010-THG-Workload
Visual Studio 2010
Miranda IM Compile
Version: 2.54 beta
Syntax blender -b thg.blend -f 1, Resolution: 1920x1080, Anti-Aliasing: 8x, Render: THG.blend frame 1
ABBYY FineReaderVersion: 10 Professional Build (
Read PDF save to Doc, Source: Political Economy (J. Broadhurst 1842) 111 Pages

Adobe After Effects

CS5 10.0.2; Custom Workload, SD project with three picture-in-picture frames, source video at 720p

Adobe Photoshop

CS5 12.0.3; Custom Workload, Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Median, Polar Coordinates filters

Adobe Premiere Pro

CS5 5.0.3; Paladin Workload

e-on Software Vue 8 PLE
1920x1080 landscape render, Global Illumination enabled
CFD simulation over NACA 445.6 aeroelastic test wing at Mach .5
Autodesk MatchMover 2011
Custom workload, 720p camera footage tracked in 3D space

Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings

SPECapc 3ds Max 9
Default Run, Hardware Shaders, Graphics, and CPU Render scores

SPECapc LightWave 9.6

LightWave 3D Discovery Edition, Render and MT benchmark scores

SPECviewperf 10

Multi-threaded x64 (four-threads); Workloads: 3ds Max, CATIA, Maya, Pro/E, SolidWorks, Teamcenter Visualization Mockup

Cinebench 11.5
CPU and GPU tests, Built-in benchmark
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