A year ago, SiSoftware released Sandra 2010 with full support for Windows 7; in the 18 months since the launch of Windows 7, more than ever before we have seen the line blur between PC and entertainment hubs. Two months ago we released a Blu-Ray benchmark, now we have added a brand-new Media Transcoding benchmark using the new Media Foundation of Windows 7. We have also added yet another benchmark (GPGPU Cryptography) which allows direct comparison of CPU performance (using crypto instruction sets) and GPGPU performance.
Things are off to a great start here, the Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz memory kit shows tremendous bandwidth improvements over the standard 1333MHz and 1600MHz. Most noticeable is the 10GB/s+ increase from the default i7 2600K to 2133MHz. That’s a huge increase and all we did was increase the memory speed!