SBM 3: High-End System


Lame and OGG love the higher CPU clock speed, but ignore the extra two processing cores.


As with the midrange build, DivX gives a disproportionate gain to the four-core processor of the current system, while XviD gets its boost from clock speed only.


3D Studio Max gets twice the performance by doubling the number of cores, at least when a slight clock speed boost is also part of the equation.

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