WinRAR has a multithreaded version of the RAR compression algorithm, which improves the compression speed on computers with several CPU, dual core CPU and processors with hyperthreading technology. Multithreading is enabled by default, but you can disable it in “General” part of “Settings” dialog.
Results: The WinRAR 3.70 benchmarking results graphed out nicely and showed that the 1600MHz CL7 memory kit from Corsair had higher performance. The Ballistix kit actually tied the CL7 kit from OCZ in this test, which goes to show timings don’t play a huge role in WinRAR.
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.
Results: Super Pi Mod v1.5 showed a one second difference between the Ballistix 8-8-8 kit and the OCZ Platinum 7-6-6 kit. Super Pi has always been known to like tight timings and this again proves true.