Benchmark Results: Applications
Apple iTunes usually shows itself heavily biased toward CPU clock speed, yet it didn’t favor Maingear’s higher overclock.
Lame MP3 encoding reveals the expected performance difference for two differently-clocked processors.
TMPGEnc and Mainconcept again favor maingear’s higher CPU speed.
3ds Max 2009 proves no exception with the faster processor for faster rendering times.
AVG virus scan put the ball back in iBuyPower’s court, even with its slightly slower CPU clock, relaxed memory timings, and identical hard drive.
WinRAR and WinZip finish the overclocking proof-of-concept by favoring Maingear.