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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
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.40 GHz, 1066 FSB, 8 MB Cache
MotherboardMSI P6N SLI Platinum, BIOS 1.4 (07/31/2007)
RAMPDP Patriot PC2-6400, 2x 1024 MB, CAS 4.0-4-4-12
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000YS
NetworkingNvidia nForce onboard Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics CardsEVGA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768 MB RAM576 MHz GPU, 1800 MHz RAM Data Rate
Power SupplyAeroCool ZERODBA-S620
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows XP Pro 5.1.2600
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform DriverIntel INF 8.0.1.1002
Graphics Driver6.14.11.5822 - Nvidia ForceWare

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

Benchmarks and Settings
3D-Games
F.E.A.RVersion: 1.0 RetailVideo Mode: 1024x768Computer: MaximumGraphics: Maximum-Custom-No SoftshadowsTest Path: Options/Performance/Test Settings
Doom 3Version: 1.3Video Mode: 1024x768Graphics: HighTest: Time Demo 1
OblivionVersion: 1.0 RetailVideo Mode: 1024x768Graphics: High, 4xAATest: Inside & Outside save files
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.97 Beta 2 (12-22-2005)Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 minwave to mp3160 kbps
OGGVersion 1.1.2 (Intel P4 MOD)Version 1.1.2 (Intel AMD MOD)Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 minwave to oggQuality: 5
Video
TMPEG 3.0 ExpressN/A under vistaVersion: 3.0.4.24 (no Audio)fist 5 Minutes DVD Terminator 2 SE (704x576) 16:9Multithreading by rendering
DivX 6.1Version: 6.1N/A under vistaProfile: High Definition Profile1-pass, 3000 kb/sEncoding mode: Insane QualityEnhanced multithreadingno Audio
XviD 1.1.0N/A under vistaVersion: 1.1.0 Beta 2Target quantizer: 1.00
Applications
Autodesk 3D Studio MaxVersion: 8.0Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"rendering HTDV 1920x1080 & 1280x720
Synthetics
SPECviewperf 9Version: 9.0.3
PCMark Vantage ProVersion: 1.0.0System, Multimedia, Graphics, Communications,Productivity, Memory and Hard Drive tests
3DMark05Version: 1.2System Test Only
SiSoftware Sandra 2005Version 2005.7.10.60CPU Test = Arithmetic, Multimedia BenchmarksMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark