Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Reviewccokeman - July 21, 2008
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The first part of our testing regimen will be the system specific benchmarks.
Let's get started with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:
- Resolution: 2750x2048
- Quality: 500
- Limit Memory use: 512MB
The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.
Lower is Better
WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. We will use 10MB, 100MB and 500MB files and test the time needed to compress these files. Time will be measured in seconds.
In Apophysis, the Q9300 performed just barely better than the Q6600. This by virtue of the higher bus and clock speed. In the Winrar testing, the Q9300 was outperformed by the faster Intel CPUs, as well as the Phenom, in many of the tests.