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Windows XP vs. Vista: The Benchmark Rundown
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System Hardware
Processor Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Conroe 65 nm, 2.93 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6
Chipset : Intel P965, 82801HR (ICH8), BIOS : F8
Common Hardware
RAM 2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 (CL 3.0-4-3-9)
Corsair CM2X1024-6400C3 XMS6403v1.1
Graphics Card HIS Radeon X1900XTX IceQ3
GPU : ATI X1900XTX (650 MHz)
RAM : 512 MB GDDR3 (1550 MHz)
System Hard Drive 1x 150 GB 10,000 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA/150
Western Digital WD1500ADFD
Data Hard Drive 1x 150 GB 10.000 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA/150
Western Digital WD1500ADFD
DVD-ROM Teac DV-W50D
Software
Vista ATI Graphic Catalyst Suite 8.31.100.3.2.1
XP ATI Graphic Catalyst Suite 7.1.40211
Intel Chipset 8.1.1.1010
DirectX Vista Version : 10.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DirectX XP Version : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OS Windows Vista Enterprise, Build 6000.16386.061101-2205

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
3D-Games
Call Of Duty 2 Version : 1.3 Retail
Video Mode : 1280x960
Anti Aliasing : 4x
Graphics Card : medium
Timedemo demo2
FarCry Version 1.33 build 1395
1280x1024 - 32 Bit
quality options = High
F.E.A.R Version : 1.0 Retail
Video Mode : 1280x920
Computer : High
Graphics Card : High
Options/Performance/Test settings
Unreal Tournament 2004 Version : 3204
1280x1024, 32 Bit, Audio = off
THG8-assault-single
3DMark06 Version 1.1.0
1280 x 1024 - 32 bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
AutoGK Version : 2.4
182 MB VOB MPEG2-source (704x576) 16:9
XviD Version : 1.2.0 SMP Beta 08/12/06
Encoding type : Twopass
Target size (mbytes) : 100
MainConcept H.264 Encoder v2 Version : 2.1
2:19 min MPEG2-source 1920x1080 to H.264
Profile : High
Audio : AAC
Stream : Program
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97 Beta 2 (11-29-2005)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
OGG Version 1.1.2 (Intel P4 MOD)
Version 1.1.2 (Intel AMD MOD)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 min
wave to ogg
Quality : 5
Applications
SPECviewperf 9 Version : 9.03
All Tests
Winrar Version 3.70 Beta 1 (Multi-Core)
(303 MB, 47 Files, 2 Folders)
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version : 8.0
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
rendering HTDV 1920x1080
Adobe Photoshop CS 2 Version : 9.0.1
VT-Runtime Script
Rendering from 5 Pictures (66 MB, 7 Filters)
Cinebench Version 9.5
64 Bit
nCPU, 1 CPU
SunGard Adaptiv Credit Risk Calculation
Version 3.0
Synthetic
Everest Version 3.5.761
Cache & Memory Benchmark
PCMark05 Pro Version : 1.2.0
CPU and Memory Tests
Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
Windows Media Encoder 9.00.00.2980
SiSoftware Sandra 2007 Version 2007.5.11.17
CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / MultiMedia
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Memory Latency Test = ns

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