Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Reviewccokeman - April 13, 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 Q9450 finished the rendering of the image nine minutes faster than the Q6600. In WinRar, the 9450 showed the value of the extra L2 cache that the Yorkfield processors possess.