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Super Pi mod 1.5

Super PI Mod v1.5:

Super Pi Mod 1.5 Benchmark

Super PI is a program a lot of enthusiasts use to benchmark overall system performance, as the program is capable of calculating pi up to 33.55 million digits on a timer. Many overclockers and enthusiasts are in a battle to get the lowest 1M Super Pi time possible. The benchmark results below include Super Pi results to 1 million places and 2 million places.

Super Pi Results

Results: Super Pi Mod v1.5 shows improved performance as thge processor frequency increases. Notice that the AMD Athlon 64 3800+ single-core processor performed better than the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ dual-core processor.  This is because the 2.4GHz AMD Athlon 64 3800+ had an extra 200MHz of clock frequency over the 2.2GHZ Athlon 64 X2 4200+ and in this benchmark it’s obvious that frequency plays a bigger role than the number of cores.  This makes sense as Super Pi is not a threaded application! It took the Athlon XP 1800+ 64 minutes to complete Super Pi to 32 million places, while the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ completed the task in just 24 minutes!

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