Page 1:Our Most Powerful Build Yet?
Page 2:Graphics And Power
Page 3:Motherboard, CPU, And RAM
Page 4:CPU Cooling And Case
Page 6:Hardware Installation
Page 8:Test Settings
Page 9:Benchmark Results: Crysis And Fallout 3
Page 10:Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2 And H.A.W.X.
Page 11:Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
Page 12:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 13:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 14:Benchmark Results: Synthetics
Page 15:Power, Heat, And Efficiency
Benchmark Results: Productivity
Adobe Photoshop runs very fast on our $2,500 SBM build and overclocking makes these results even better.
Encoding a single HD animation frame in 27 seconds is fairly typical of a machine in this price class, but the 22-second completion time when overclocked is respectable.
Here’s a fun fact: our current build completed AVG Virus Scan in less time than the former build did, even though the former build was scanning super-fast SSD drives. Notice, however, that overclocking our current build provides the lowest performance gains in single- and double-threaded applications, since our overclock settings also disabled the high single- and dual-core Intel Turbo Boost multipliers.
An update of both WinRAR and WinZip makes it impossible to accurately compare current and former results.
- Our Most Powerful Build Yet?
- Graphics And Power
- Motherboard, CPU, And RAM
- CPU Cooling And Case
- Hardware Installation
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Fallout 3
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2 And H.A.W.X.
- Benchmark Results: World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency