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Test Setup And Benchmarks

Intel Xeon 5600-Series: Can Your PC Use 24 Processors?
Test Hardware
2 x Intel Xeon X5680 (Westmere-EP) 3.33 GHz, LGA 1366, 6.4 GT/s QPI, 12 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled

2 x Intel Xeon W5580 (Nehalem-EP) 3.2 GHz, LGA 1366, 6.4 GT/s QPI, 8 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled

1 x Intel Core i7-980 Extreme (Gulftown) 3.33 GHz, LGA 1366, 6.4 GT/s QPI, 12 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled
Intel S5520SCR (LGA 1366) Intel 5520/ICH10R, BIOS 50;53;28;112
Kingston 12 GB (12 x 1 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC Unbuffered, KVR1333D3E9SK3/3G x 4
Hard Drive
2 x Intel SSDSA2M160G2GC 160 GB SATA 3 Gb/s
Nvidia Quadro FX 3800
Power Supply
Chicony CPB09-003A 1000 W
System Software And Drivers
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectX 11
Graphics DriverQuadro Driver 258.49

Benchmarks and Settings

Video Encoding

TMPGEnc 4.7

Version:, Import File: "Terminator II" SE DVD (5 Minutes), Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9

DivX 6.9.2

Encoding mode: Insane Quality, Enhanced Multi-Threading, Enabled using SSE4, Quarter-pixel search

Xvid 1.2.2

Display encoding status=off

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


Adobe After Effects

CS4 And CS5; Custom Workload, SD project with three picture-in-picture frames, source video at 720p

Adobe Photoshop

CS4 And CS5; Custom Workload, Radial Blur, Shape Blur, Median, Polar Coordinates filters

Adobe Premiere Pro

CS4 And CS5; Custom Workload, 1280x720p, 59.94 FPS video, Panasonic DVCPro100, HVX-200 camcorder on P2 media, Render to Work Area.

Adobe Media Encoder
Custom Workload, Encode Premiere Pro project to h.264 for Blu-ray
e-on Software Vue 8 PLE
1920x1080 landscape render, Global Illumination enabled
NewTek LightWave 3D 9.6
Custom Workload, high-poly Tom's Hardware logo; clone surface detail across logo (Modeler, script); OpenGL preview of 600-frame animation of Tom's Hardware logo (Layout); 1.68 million polygon render of four captured frames using motion blur, ray-traced shadows, global illumination.
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 LightWave 9.6

LightWave 3D Discovery Edition, Render and MT benchmark scores

SPECviewperf 11

Default GUI options; Workloads: CATIA, EnSight, LightWave, Maya, Pro/E, SolidWorks, Teamcenter Visualization Mockup, NX

SiSoftware Sandra 2010

CPU Test=CPU Arithmetic/Multimedia, Memory Test=Bandwidth Benchmark, Cryptography

Cinebench 11.5
CPU and GPU tests, Built-in benchmark
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