Benchmarks Under Windows XP
|3D Rendering||Lightwave 7b|
|3D Rendering||3D Studio Max 4.2|
|3D Rendering||Cinema 4D XL 7.303|
|MP3 Audio Encoding||MP3 Maker|
|MPEG-2 Video Encoding||Pinnacle Studio 7|
|MPEG 4 Video Encoding||XMpeg 4.2a and Divx 4.12|
|Office Performance||Sysmark 2002|
|SiSoft Sandra 2002 Pro||CPU and Multimedia Bench|
We performed a total of 12 different benchmark tests in order to obtain the most complete, well-balanced view of how the two dual systems perform. You can get a clear overall picture from the benchmark results for a total of six different processors.
The different MPEG-encoding benchmarks provide a comprehensive testing environment - MP3 Maker was used to encode a 178 MB WAV file into MPEG-1 Layer 3 format. Still an established standard, our MPEG-4 test converts a file from a commercial DVD-ROM into MPEG-4 format using Xmpeg 4.2a and the Divx 4.12 codec. We also created an MPEG-2 film using the video-editing software "Pinnacle Studio 7." A regular in our list of benchmarks is determining rendering performance using Newtek's Lightwave (version 7b). In order to determine office performance, we used the Sysmark 2002 benchmark. 3D Studio Max 4.2 and Cinema 4D XL R7 provide a comprehensive suite of 3D benchmarks.