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LGA1155 Memory Real World Performance

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 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: 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 to achieve a low time requires a PC with a powerful CPU, plenty of quick memory and efficient access to storage.

Image Editing

Gimp

  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,600MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,866MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 2,133MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,600MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,866MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 2,133MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) 1,600MHz CL9
    • 1752
    • 1772
    • 1797
    • 1828
    • 1292
    • 1293
    • 1302
    • 1335
    • 1329
    • 1354
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Points, Higher is Better
  • Points, Higher is Better

Video encoding with Handbrake

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.

H.264 Video Encoding

Handbrake

  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,600MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,866MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 2,133MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,600MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,866MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 2,133MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) 1,600MHz CL9
    • 2441
    • 2429
    • 2417
    • 2474
    • 2144
    • 2158
    • 2200
    • 2225
    • 2208
    • 2217
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Points, Higher is Better
  • Points, Higher is Better

Multi-tasking with 7-Zip and mplayer

Websites: 7zip and MPlayer HQ

Multi-tasking is a phrase with which we're all familiar, as most of us are now used to running multiple applications at the same time. However, to run multiple applications well you need a powerful (ideally multi-core) CPU and plenty of RAM.

Our multi-tasking test performs a massive file backup (with encryption) using 7-Zip, while simultaneously playing back a HD movie file using mplayer, making it a demanding test for any PC.

Multi-tasking Test

mPlayer and 7-Zip

  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,600MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,866MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 2,133MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,600MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,866MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 2,133MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) 1,600MHz CL9
    • 1449
    • 1511
    • 1596
    • 1629
    • 1327
    • 1394
    • 1509
    • 1584
    • 1351
    • 1484
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Points, Higher is Better
  • Points, Higher is Better

Overall Score


The overall score is an unweighted mean average of the scores of the three individual tests. 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.

Overall Score

Gimp, Handbrake, mplayer, 7-Zip

  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,600MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 1,866MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) 2,133MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,600MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 1,866MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Lynnfield) 2,133MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) 1,333MHz CL9
  • Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) 1,600MHz CL9
    • 1752
    • 1772
    • 1797
    • 1828
    • 1588
    • 1615
    • 1670
    • 1715
    • 1629
    • 1686
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  • Points, Higher is Better

Read our performance analysis.