Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
3DMark gauges total system performance, with a greater emphasis on modern graphics. This synthetic metric shows that our current system’s base speed beats the former system’s overclocked performance. Disabling C-States gave the system a slight boost, but we’d prefer to enable this power-saving technology on a daily-use machine.
PCMark also prefers the current system, but only when C-States are disabled. We already know this is due to improved hard drive throughput, but we charted a few individual drive scores to see how this is reflected in synthesized real-world applications.
PCMark’s “Media Center” test appears to bounce files off of our drive’s cache, but performance in other tasks appears realistic. PCMark uses a series of file transfers at various sizes to test both throughput and seek time, using the total file size and total transfer time to determine its final MB/s report.