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Serious Sam is a great FPS game that brings back many things that made FPS fun, TONS of things to shoot!! Even with
conservative settings this game will tax even the fastest of computers.
I used the default fresh installed settings for this benchmark. If you'd like to
do your own Serious Sam demo benchmark bring down the console and type "dem_bProfile=1" (w/out quotes), exit the console then choose
a demo from the main menu. When the demo is complete pull down the console again to see your score.
Serious Sam: Second Encounter.
Unreal Tournament 2004. For this benchmark we used a multi-player demo called Primeval.
If you wish to try the demo out for yourself it can be downloaded from the following website or
ask me and I'll send you a copy. The timedemo is similar to the one used in Quake III in that once the demo is over you pull down the console to see the average FPS.
XviD Movie Encoding Test: This is a new test that was added to cover other sections of real-world performance. The test consists of a simple task of encoding a DVD rip from VOB to AVI with AutoGK 1.25 using the XviD codec. The movie used is the first chapter of Dirty Pair Flash #2 and consisted of 40104 frames. The time shown is how many frames per second were processed during the first pass to encode the video files.
Content Creation Winstone 2004
The best of the best when it comes to real world benchmarks, this free program is available from
eTesting Labs and uses real programs to test the overall performance of your computer. These programs include: Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1,
Adobe Premiere 6.50, Macromedia Director MX 9.0, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1, Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Version 9.00.00.2980,
NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b, and Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f.
Business Winstone 2004
Business Winstone is quite similar to the Content Creation benchmark but uses programs that you would
most likely use in the office. These programs include Microsoft Access 2002 SP-2, Microsoft Excel 2002 SP-2, Microsoft FrontPage 2002 SP-2,
Microsoft Outlook 2002 SP-2, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 SP-2, Microsoft Project 2002, Microsoft Word 2002 SP-2, WinZip 8.1 SR-1, and Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2003.
Real World Conclusion
In terms of realworld performance the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 pulls ahead of our referance system in a number of benchmarks. As you may have noticed many of the benchmarks in this section are video card dependant so is it safe to say that the Chaintech 6600GT PCI Express card could have been one of the contributing factors.
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