MSI P45 Platinum Reviewccokeman - June 29, 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.
The P45 Platinum fared a bit worse than the other P45 offering in the Apophysis testing, taking one minute longer to render the OCC fractual flame image. The WinRar testing was a little good and a little bad. The MSI P45 offering finished the compression tests faster than the other P45 based board but still not quite as quickly as the X48 based board. The one test it beat the X48 board was the 500MB RAR compression test.