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.
Results: The ASUS UL80VT is still unreachable for netbooks, but the MSI X340 is a little closer in score here.
HDTune is a free benchmark that measures the disk’s transfer rates, access time, burst rate, and CPU utilization when reading from the disk.
Results: I must say that I am a little disappointed in the performance of the 320GB Seagate Momentus 5400.6 HDD in this machine. When compared to the 320GB HDD in the MSI X340 Slim Core 2 Solo Notebook, the transfer rates, access time and burst rate are all lacking. Even the ASUS EeePC 1005HA Seashell Netbook had slightly better numbers with a 120GB HDD.
Geekbench 2 is designed as a powerful program which can allow you to measure the performance of your computer’s processor and memory. In addition, Geekbench also offers the Geekbench Result Browser which lets you compare your Geekbench scores with other Geekbench users.
Results: In this benchmark, the UL80VT still sat on top, but did not blow everything else away this time. The ASUS UL80VT is definitely a solid performer!