Sisoft Sandra 2007
The Integer results are simply stunning; it?s the most remarkable area of improvement.
Memory bandwidth is still dominated by the Pentium D, but will it have a large affect on real world applications? SuperPi
SuperPi is a little program that calculates π up to a set number of digits after the comma. 1M = 1 million digits, 32 M is of course 32 million digits. The program can be download here
. A little background info:
In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi and he collaborated with Dr. Y.Kanada at the computer center, the University of Tokyo. This record should be the current world record. This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment such as Windows NT and Windows 95. In order to calculate 33.55 million digits, it takes within 3 days with Pentium 90MHz, 40MB main memory and 340MB available storage.
So SuperPi allows us to see the raw performance scaling of the CPU in our PCs. People have been competing to hold the world record, the current standing can be found at HWBot.org
The Core 2 certainly doesn?t lack raw CPU power, it easily beats the Pentium D and leaves the Core Duo trailing.Photoshop benchmarks
Driverheaven made this pretty nifty PhotoShop Benchmark Script
which is basically a collection of actions performed on an image and the time measured for each operation, to see it in action please go here
. PhotoShop CS2 was used:
The Pentium D is able to catch up with the Core Duo but the Conroe has a healthy lead, it takes the X6800 almost 1 minute less to complete this benchmark.WinRar
While this benchmark also relies on the hard drive writing speed, the Conroe doesn?t fail to impress, taking the lead again with a noticeable margin.
Onto the 3D benchmarks ->