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Sandra XII and Super Pi Performance

Sisoft; Sandra XII:

Sisoftware Sandra 2008

Sisoft Sandra XII just came out a couple months ago and we have started to include it in out benchmarking, so our readers would be able to compare their modules to this kit if they are using the just released version of Sandra!  With Sandra XII you can now easily compare the performance of the tested device with its speed and its (published) power (TDP)! Sandra XII also has SSE4 (Intel) and SSE4A (AMD) benchmark code-paths, which is great for those of you testing next-generation AMD & Intel chips.

Sandra Scores

Results:Running the modules at CL4 timings was a great improvment over CL7 timings at 1350MHz, but it still wasn’t enough to compete with the modules running at their rated speed.  The modules were not stable with CL4 timings over 1400MHz, so this is about as good as CL4 timings get for now.

Super PI Mod v1.5:

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 shows Super Pi results to 4 million places.

Super Pi Results

Results: Super Pi confirmed what was shown in Sandra XII memory bandwidth testing.  Running CL4 timings do help, but need higher frequencies to compete. 

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