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.

Multi-tasking Performance

Website: MPC-HC
Website: 7-Zip
Multi-tasking is a phrase with which we're all familiar, because 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 an HD movie file using mplayer, making it a demanding test for any PC.

Multi-tasking

mPlayer and 7-Zip

  • Asus P8P67
  • Asus Sabertooth P67
  • Asus P8P67-M Pro
  • MSI P67A-GD53 (B3)
  • ASRock P67 Extreme 4
    • 1448
    • 1870
    • 1446
    • 1852
    • 1445
    • 1932
    • 1406
    • 1821
    • 1392
    • 1904
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Points, higher is better
  • Stock
  • Overclocked

Read our performance analysis.

Overall Score

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

Overall Score

Gimp, Handbrake, mplayer, 7-Zip

  • Asus Sabertooth P67
  • Asus P8P67-M Pro
  • Asus P8P67
  • MSI P67A-GD53 (B3)
  • ASRock P67 Extreme 4
    • 1936
    • 2662
    • 1928
    • 2744
    • 1904
    • 2691
    • 1899
    • 2693
    • 1890
    • 2665
0
500
1000
1500
2000
2500
3000
Points, higher is better
  • Stock
  • Overclocked

Read our performance analysis.
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