Page 1:Spending A Little More
Page 2:CPU And Cooler
Page 3:Motherboard And Memory
Page 4:Graphics Card And Hard Drive
Page 5:Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
Page 7:Test System Configuration and Benchmarks
Page 8:Benchmark Results: Gaming
Page 9:Benchmark Results: Gaming, Continued
Page 10:Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Encoding
Page 11:Benchmark Results: Applications
Page 12:Benchmark Results: Synthetics
Benchmark Results: Applications
Our overclocking efforts awarded us with an impressive reduction in the time needed to render one 1080P frame in 3D Studio Max. Still, as we’ll see tomorrow, this is another application better suited for a quad-core CPU. This is where an inexpensive Phenom might come into play—we have our fingers crossed that the 45 nm Deneb chips prove to be highly overclockable.
The overclocked $625 PC applies filters in Photoshop far quicker than last month’s $500 and $1,500 systems did.
The stock-clocked $625 system completes an AVG scan in about the same time as it took last month’s overclocked $500 PC to do the job. The time to complete the task is reduced by 50 seconds with overclocking.
Raised CPU clock speeds delivered just a modest performance increase in WinRAR file compression compared to other applications. Last month’s $1,500 PC with a lower-clocked Q6600 finished almost one minute quicker.
We finish off our application suite with WinZip file compression where overclocking reduced job time by 45 seconds.
- Spending A Little More
- CPU And Cooler
- Motherboard And Memory
- Graphics Card And Hard Drive
- Case, Power Supply, And Optical Drive
- Test System Configuration and Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Gaming
- Benchmark Results: Gaming, Continued
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics