ASUS N10Jc-A1 Netbook Review – Atom N270Mon, Feb 23, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Sandra 2009 & HD Tune
Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
The Sisoft Sandra 2009 benchmark utility just came out recently and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. With Sandra 2009 you can now easily compare the performance of the tested device with its speed and its (published) power (TDP)! Sandra XII SP2 also has SSE4 (Intel) and SSE4A (AMD) benchmark code-paths, which is great for those of you testing next-generation AMD & Intel chips.
The N10Jc-A1 netbook hit close to 3GB/s on memory bandwidth, which is a lot lower than we are used to seeing when testing desktop products. This is another point that shows that netbooks are not about performance, but usability and functionality.
HDTune is a free benchmark that measures the disk’s transfer rates, access time, burst rate, and CPU utilization when reading from the disk.
Some netbooks like ASUS’ Eee PC line contain Solid-State Drives, but the ASUS N10 series uses traditional Hard Disk Drives. The CPU usage seemed to spike a bit during this test and the access time is a little high, but overall, the drive performed on-par with our expectations.