Benchmark Results: Synthetics
A little extra CPU performance gives Eurocom the lead in 3DMark, while older GPU architecture diminishes the value of ASI’s CrossFire technology.
PCMark has its own quirks, usually favoring faster hard drives, but also preferring more powerful processors. In this case, we don’t really know whether it’s Seagate beating Toshiba with both RAID 0 hard drives spinning at 7,200 RPM, or the Core i7 beating the Core 2 Duo, but it appears more likely that both are playing a role in the D900F’s win.
Sandra Arithmetic and Multimedia shows how the D900F’s use of a desktop Core i7 processor skews the comparison. A Clarksfield-based setup would likely meld the best of both worlds with a power-optimized Nehalem design.
Never forget the bandwidth advantage of an on-die memory controller in triple-channel mode! The D900F’s advantage in Sandra Memory Bandwidth is extraordinary.