Super Pi calculates the number Pi in this raw number crunching benchmark. The benchmark is fairly diverse and allows the user to change the number of digits of Pi that can be calculated. In this benchmark we ran Super Pi to 1 million places and 32 million places.
Probably some of the most jaw-dropping results that we saw with the Core 2 benchmarks happened to be in the Super PI tests. As you know, one of the big challenges between enthusiasts is to get the lowest SuperPi times possible. Many have used extreme means (read: cooling, like water, Dry Ice and Phase Change) to do this. As you can see in the results, the Core 2 Duo just blows everything else out of the water and core 2 quad falls short here, but that’s because it runs at a lower clock frequency. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ improves AMD’s performance standing in Super Pi, but the gap is still huge.