Zotac H55-ITX Review
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.
The CPU arithmetic test ascertains the processor's capabilities in terms of numerical operations. Two subtests named Dhrystone and Whetstone are carried out respectively. This is not a measure of latency and thus higher is better.
The Core i3 530 performs very well in the CPU Arithmetic test pulling considerably ahead of it's Core 2 Duo predecessors. The overclock has exhibited a clear 10% performance increase, which is near enough in line with the increase in CPU frequency.
The CPU Multimedia Test focuses on CPU based operations that may occur during multimedia based tasks. The magnitude of the score depends on the processor's ability to handle Integer, Float and Double data types.
Once again the Core i3 530 is performing as it should. Scores in this range suggest that the processor in question is a strong performer.
CPU Queen is based on branch prediction and the misprediction penalties that are involved.
Like in the SiSoft Sandra suite, the Core i3 holds up very well against it's predecessors.
PhotoWorxx as the name may suggest tests processors by means of invoking functions that are common to Photo Manipulation including Fill, Flip, Crop, Rotate, Difference and Colour to B&W conversion.
The 17MHz FSB bump represents a proportional performance increase. Both scores suggest that the CPU is of a respectable calibre.
This is an integer based benchmark that will test the CPU and Memory by means of the CPU ZLib compression library.
The CPU ZLib benchmark also identifies the Core i3's strengths. Once again, a sizable increase is seen by the overclock.
WinRAR's embedded Benchmark focuses on the processor's File Compression capability.
Thus far, the Zotac H55-ITX WIFI has shown little sign of holding back our Core i3 530 Processor. Next, we'll examine Memory and SATA Hard Disk Drive performance.