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About the Benchmarks AVADirect Uses

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    Posted: 17 Jul 2008 at 2:24pm

About the Benchmarks AVADirect Uses

A few months ago, I started to state benchmarks with every single showroom.  It has come to my attention that many people are not familair with the benchmarks that I have chosen and what exactly they test and stress.  So for your benefit and mine, here are what the different benchmarks test.

CPU Queen Benchmark

This simple integer benchmark focuses on the branch prediction capabilities and the misprediction penalties of the CPU. It finds the solutions for the classic queen problem on a chessboard. At the same clock speed theoretically the processor with the shorter pipeline and smaller misprediction penalties will attain higher benchmark scores. The CPU Queen test uses only the basic x86 instructions, it consumes very low system memory and it is HyperThreading, multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) aware.

CPU PhotoWorxx Benchmark

The following test is an integer benchmark which performs different common tasks used during digital photo processing. It performs several tasks on a very large RGB image. This benchmark stresses the integer arithmetic and multiplication execution units of the CPU and also the memory subsystem. Due to the fact that this test performs high memory read/write traffic, it cannot effectively scale in situations where more than two processing threads are used. The CPU PhotoWorxx benchmark used only the basic x86 instructions and it is HyperThreading, multi-processor and multi-core aware.

FPU Julia Benchmark

This benchmark measures the single precision; also know as 32-bit floating point performance through the computation of several frames of the popular Julia fractal. The code behind this benchmarks is written in Assembly, and it is extremely optimized for every popular AMD and Intel processor core variants by utilizing the appropriate x87, 3DNow!, 3DNow!+ or SSE instruction set extension. The FPU Julia test consumes quite a low amount of system memory, and is as well HyperThreading, multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) aware.

FPU Mandel Benchmark

The following benchmark measures the double precision; also know as 64-bit floating point performance through the computation of several frames of the popular Mandelbrot fractal. The code behind this benchmark is written in Assembly, and it is extremely optimized for every popular AMD and Intel processor core variants by utilizing the appropriate x87 or SSE2 instruction set extension. The FPU Mandel test consumes a low amount of system memory, and is HyperThreading, multi-processor and multi-core aware.

Memory Benchmark

The memory benchmarks find out the maximum speeds that the memory modules can transfer as a whole, stressing the cache system and memory system.

GPU 3DMark06 Benchmark

To complete the view and performance figures we also run a 3DMark06, which is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9.0c 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.



Edited by avadmin - 17 Jul 2008 at 6:11pm
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