Solaris Computer Systems PCs: A New OEM Emerges

Test Settings, Continued

And finally, for comparison, the midrange PC from our system builder marathon:

System Hardware: Mid-cost PC
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.40 GHz, 1066 FSB, 8 MB Cache
Motherboard MSI P6N SLI Platinum, BIOS 1.4 (07/31/2007)
RAM PDP Patriot PC2-6400, 2x 1024 MB, CAS 4.0-4-4-12
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS
Networking Nvidia nForce onboard Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Cards EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768 MB RAM
576 MHz GPU, 1800 MHz RAM Data Rate
Power Supply AeroCool ZERODBA-S620
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows XP Pro 5.1.2600
DirectX Version 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Driver Intel INF
Graphics Driver - Nvidia ForceWare

Now, let's have a look at the tests and settings:

Benchmarks and Settings
F.E.A.R Version: 1.0 Retail
Video Mode: 1024x768
Computer: Maximum
Graphics: Maximum-Custom-No Softshadows
Test Path: Options/Performance/Test Settings
Doom 3 Version: 1.3
Video Mode: 1024x768
Graphics: High
Test: Time Demo 1
Oblivion Version: 1.0 Retail
Video Mode: 1024x768
Graphics: High, 4xAA
Test: Inside & Outside save files
Lame MP3 Version 3.97 Beta 2 (12-22-2005)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
OGG Version 1.1.2 (Intel P4 MOD)
Version 1.1.2 (Intel AMD MOD)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to ogg
Quality: 5
TMPEG 3.0 Express
N/A under vista
Version: (no Audio)
fist 5 Minutes DVD Terminator 2 SE (704x576) 16:9
Multithreading by rendering
DivX 6.1 Version: 6.1
N/A under vista
Profile: High Definition Profile
1-pass, 3000 kb/s
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
no Audio
XviD 1.1.0
N/A under vista
Version: 1.1.0 Beta 2
Target quantizer: 1.00
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version: 8.0
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
rendering HTDV 1920x1080 & 1280x720
SPECviewperf 9 Version: 9.0.3
PCMark Vantage Pro Version: 1.0.0
System, Multimedia, Graphics, Communications,
Productivity, Memory and Hard Drive tests
3DMark05 Version: 1.2
System Test Only
SiSoftware Sandra 2005 Version 2005.7.10.60
CPU Test = Arithmetic, Multimedia Benchmarks
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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