Published: 8th January 2009 | Source:MESH | Price:£749 | Author: James Napier
Cinebench 10 is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. The suite uses complex renders to guage 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.
PCMark Vantage is the latest benchmarking suite from Futuremark. Differing significantly from their 3DMark suites, PCMark performs a series of benchmarks designed to recreate and benchmark scenarios of a PC being used for everyday tasks. Vantage has a Vista only requirement as it actually relies on several different components from the OS in order to run correctly.
POV-Ray is short for the Persistence of Vision Raytracer, a 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.
Cinebench 10 shows that it can put the power of the Phenom II quad-core to good use by scoring some very impressive results in the multi-core rendering results. Only in the single core rendering and OpenGL sections of the benchmark is it beaten by the YOYOTech system, but this is no surprise considering the YOYOTech Spartan is heavily overclocked while the MESH Matrix II is running at stock speeds.
PCMark results are also very respectable despite not having any previous results to compare to.
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