Real-World Benchmarks always sounds strange because a program is either something you use, or it's a benchmark. Thankfully a lot of companies appreciate the importance of having a program that can be compared across a breadth of hardware.
Lavalys Everest is a comprehensive hardware information and benchmarking suite that is very useful for synthetic testing and getting a feel for your systems potential if you use CPU intensive applications. Today we're going to use it to test the memory performance of the Gigabyte P55-UD5.
7Zip is a freeware compression and decompression utility that can handle every compressed format available, including its own 7z format that provides a much higher compression ability than most other types. It comes with its own built-in benchmarking utility that we will be using today. Whilst the benchmark defaults to a 32mb dictionary we are using the 64mb dictionary for todays benchmark. To use the 32mb bench on a 3GHz HT quad core would be pointless.
Cinebench r10 64 is almost built for this type of system. Any rendering package is hard on processing power and memory, but thankfully that means that they take full advantage of quad-cores and, with the i7 based LGA1156 processors, hyperthreading.
As you can see, some very impressive numbers put up by the Gigabyte P55-UD5. Time to see how the 3D side works out.
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