What's Faster Our Builds or Dell's H2C?

SiSoft Sandra

Sandra 2005 Arithmetic and Multimedia extensions tests show the quad-core Dell leading our dual-core systems by more than 100%. It's hard to go wrong with twice as many cores at a slightly higher clock speed than our overclocked high-end build.

Intel chipsets usually have slightly better memory bandwidth in Sandra than Nvidia parts, and Don's lower-cost system is properly equipped with the P965 Express (not to downplay Don's hard work in getting the most performance out of cheap RAM).

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.