Media Benchmarks

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We've developed our own suite of benchmarks using real-world and open-source applications to simulate how PCs are actually used. The suite comprises an image editing test using Gimp, a video encoding test using Handbrake, and a multi-tasking test using 7-Zip to archive and encrypt a large batch of files while an HD movie plays in mplayer.

A score of 1,000 means that the test system is as fast as our reference PC, which used a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 at stock speed, 2GB of Corsair 1,066MHz DDR2 memory, a 250GB Samsung SpinPoint P120S hard disk and an Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP motherboard. The scoring system is linear, so a system scoring 1,200 points is 20 per cent faster than our reference system. Equally, a system scoring 1,200 is 4 per cent faster than a system scoring 1,150.

GIMP Image Editing

Website: GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
Far from being some kind of pr0n-filtering tool, Gimp is an open source image editing application - Gimp is an acronym of GNU Image Manipulation Program. Our test simulates how well a PC can manipulate a collection of large digital photos, and achieving a low time requires a PC with a powerful CPU, plenty of quick memory and efficient hard disk drive access.

Image Editing

Gimp

  • Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7
  • ASRock 890FX Deluxe 5
  • Asus Sabertooth 990FX
  • Asus Crosshair V Formula
  • MSI 990FXA-GD80
    • 1129
    • 1233
    • 1089
    • 1259
    • 1081
    • 1267
    • 1068
    • 1271
    • 1044
    • 1258
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Points, higher is better
  • Stock
  • Overclocked

Read our performance analysis.

Handbrake H.264 Encoding

Website: HandBrake
We use the open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded video encoder Handbrake to encode an HD video using the H.264 codec. This primarily tests multi-threaded CPU and memory subsystem performance.

Video Encoding

Handbrake

  • Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7
  • Asus Crosshair V Formula
  • Asus Sabertooth 990FX
  • MSI 990FXA-GD80
  • ASRock 890FX Deluxe 5
    • 2075
    • 2350
    • 2051
    • 2464
    • 2051
    • 2453
    • 2033
    • 2445
    • 2032
    • 2462
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1500
2000
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Points, higher is better
  • Stock
  • Overclocked

Read our performance analysis.
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