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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: 2750 x 2048
- Quality: 500
- Limit Memory use: 512MB
The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.
Lower is Better
WinRAR is a tool that's used to archive and compress large files to a more manageable size. We will use 10MB, 100MB, and 500MB files, and we'll record the time needed to compress these files. Time will be measured in seconds.
In Apophysis, there is no difference in performance between the Intel based boards and the Nvidia based boards. In WinRAR, the Intel boards outperformed the Nvidia-based solutions. Even when overclocked, the Nvidia solutions had a hard time competing in the 100MB and 500MB tests.