How We Tested

After we had run SYSmark 2002 we used Windows Media Encoder 9 to encode a 416MB AVI movie file in WMV 9 format which finishes up 4MB in size. Next we used iTunes 4.71 to encode a 22MB MP3 (128kbps) audio file to AAC format at 128kbps. Finally we opened a 47.2MB TIFF in Adobe Photoshop CS 8 and resized it and increased the resolution so it grew to 658MB in size.

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Pentium Extreme Edition 840 3.2GHz with HT enabled, 800MHz FSB on Intel 955XBK with 1GB 667MHz DDR2

SYSmark 2002 - overall 361, Internet 515, Office 253

3DMark05 v1.2 - 5,729 marks

Encoding Kitesurfing AVI to WMV 9 CPU load 70% - 1 min 25 secs

iTunes MP3 to AAC conversion - 41 seconds

Photoshop conversion - 32 seconds plus 47 seconds to write the TIFF

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Pentium Extreme Edition 3.2GHz with HT disabled i.e. Pentium D, 800MHz FSB on Intel 955XBK with 1GB 667MHz DDR2

SYSmark 2002 - overall 369, Internet 530, Office 257

3DMark05 v1.2 - 5,721 marks

Encoding Kitesurfing AVI to WMV 9 CPU load 80% - 1 min 44 secs

iTunes MP3 to AAC conversion - 41 seconds

Photoshop conversion - 32 seconds plus 47 seconds to write the TIFF

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Dual Xeon 3.2GHz/533MHz FSB/2MB L3 cache on Asus PCH-DL with 875P chipset and 1GB PC3200 memory

SYSmark 2002 - overall 319, Internet 436, Office 232

Encoding Kitesurfing AVI to WMV 9 CPU load 70% - 1 min 24 secs

iTunes MP3 to AAC conversion - 37 seconds

Photoshop conversion - 30 seconds plus 43 seconds to write the TIFF

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Pentium 4EE 3.4GHz 760 on D925XCV with 1GB 533MHz DDR2

SYSmark 2002 - overall 387, Internet 499, Office 300

Encoding Kitesurfing AVI to WMV 9 CPU load 90% - 2 mins 11 secs

iTunes MP3 to AAC conversion - 37 seconds

Photoshop conversion - 28 seconds plus 39 seconds to write the TIFF

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