PCMark05 is an application-based
benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It
uses portions of real applications instead of including very large
applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark05
to be a smaller installation as well as to report very accurate results.
Our results in PCMark were just what we were expecting. The Corsair and the Cell Shock at DDR2 800 speeds came in very close, with the Cell Shock taking a 30 point lead. The Cell Shock at its default rated speed of 1000 gave us a healthy boost.
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 Super Pi times
possible. We use the 2MB test this time, as it demands quite a bit
more stability than a 1MB test. Of course, most believe using the 32MB
test is a must to prove stability.
In SuperPi, the Corsair ram bested the Cell Shock at DDR2 800 speeds, while the Cell Shock at DDR2 1000 takes the win, as it should.