It looks like 3DMark prefers the Core i5-2500K/Radeon HD 6950 combo over the Core i5-750/GeForce GTX 470 by a notable margin, as we expected, with September’s overclocked system equaling the new PC’s stock performance.
3DMark doesn’t always mirror real-world game results, so we’ll see if this holds up in the benchmarks.
PCMark demonstrates notably better results in favor of the new system, except when it comes to the Hard Drive test score, where September’s PC performs slightly faster.
The Sandra tests mirror what we saw in PCMark, adding a memory bandwidth benchmark that delivers a clear win for the new system.
- System Builder Marathon: $1000 Enthusiast System
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Card, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drive, And Optical Drive
- Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Desktop Graphics And Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And S.T.A.L.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2 And F1 2010
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks