System Builder Marathon: The $4,500 Super PC

Benchmark Settings

3D-Game Benchmarks and Settings
Crysis Version: 1.2.1
Video Quality: Very High Details
Demo: CPU-Benchmark + Tom’s Hardware Tool
Supreme Commander
Forged Alliance
Version: 1.5.3599
Video Quality: Highest Settings
Demo: WallaceTX_006_006
Benchmark: Fraps 2.9.4 - Build 7037
Unreal Tournament 3 Version: 1.2
Sound and DirectX10
Texture Details: 5
Level Details: 5
Demo: vCTF-Reflection_bot
Time: 12/60
World in Conflict Version:
Video Quality: Very High details
Demo: Game-Benchmark

Audio Benchmarks and Settings
iTunes Version:
Audio CD (Terminator II SE), 53 min
Default format AAC
Lame MP3 Version: 3.98 Beta 3 (05-22-2007)
Audio CD Terminator II SE, 53 min
wave to MP3
160 Kb/s

Video Benchmarks and Settings
TMPEG 4.5 Version:
Import File: Terminator 2 SE DVD (5 Minutes)
Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9
DivX 6.8.3 Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
Enabled using SSE4
Quarter-pixel search
XviD 1.1.3 Display encoding status = off
Mainconcept Reference 1.5.1
Reference H.264 Plugin Pro 1.5.1
MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264)
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2)
Audio: MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16 Bit, 224 kbps)
Mode: PAL (25 FPS)
Profile: Tom’s Hardware Settings for Qct-Core

Application Benchmarks and Settings
Autodesk 3D Studio Max 9 Version: 9.0
Rendering Dragon Image at 1920x1080 (HDTV)
Adobe Photoshop CS 3 Version: 10.0x20070321
Filtering from a 69 MB TIF-Photo
Benchmark: Tomshardware-Benchmark V1.0.0.4
Filters: Crosshatch, Glass, Sumi-e,
Accented Edges, Angled Strokes, Sprayed Strokes
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8 Version: 8.0.134
Virus base: 270.4.5/1533
Benchmark: Scan 334 MB Folder of ZIP/RAR compressed files
Winrar 3.80 Version 3.70 BETA 8
WinZIP Commandline Version 2.3
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 KB
Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)
Winzip 11 Version 11.2
Compression = Best
Benchmark: THG-Workload (139 MB)

Sythetic Benchmarks and Settings
3DMark Vantage Version: 1.02
GPU and CPU scores
PCMark Vantage Version: 1.00
System, Memory, Hard Disk Drive benchmarks
Windows Media Player
SiSoftware Sandra XII SP2 Version 2008.5.14.24
CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / MultiMedia
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark