We have 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 a 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.
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VIA Artigo A1100:
VIA Nano U2500 1.2GHz, 800MHz FSB
2GB DDR2 800MHz SO-DIMM
VIA 241004j VGA Drivers
Intel Atom mini-ITX motherboard:
Intel Atom N270 and D330 CPUs at 1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB with HyperThreading