Cinebench 10 is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. The suite uses complex renders to gauge the performance of the entire PC system in both single-core and multi-core modes. Testing was performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average created from the remaining 3 results.
POV-Ray is a Persistence of Vision Raytracing tool for producing high-quality computer graphics. The freely available software suite is bundled with a benchmarking scene that uses many of POV-Ray's internal features to heavily test the abilities of the CPU in both single and multi-core modes.
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
Again, because the benchmarks run here are bias toward CPU speed, the increases the overclocked system has over the stock are quite incredible. The only benchmarks that did not show any significant increase was Futuremarks Vantage with the overclocked system scoring very little in comparison over the stock setup. Synthetic benchmarks are all good and well but how do the two systems compare when used in real world gaming scenarios?
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