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SBM 4: Overclocking The Competitors

Low-Cost Overclocking - Synthetics

As with most overclocking results, games and game benchmarks will show big performance increases at lower resolutions, but this will drop off as the higher resolutions are hit and the bottleneck becomes the graphics card. At high resolutions we still see some performance increases due to the graphics card overclock.

There are some notable increases in SPECviewperf. Sure, 18% doesn't sound like much, but SPECviewperf is somewhat resistant to overclocking.

We still couldn't get the video encode test to work in PCMark 05 on the low-cost system, which prevented us from getting a total system score. Everything else checks out, however. Predictably, hard drive performance is unaffected by the overclock.