General System Performance

We will now look at general system performance using PC Mark 05, Science Mark 2.0, and World Bench. PC Mark and World Bench both use real-world applications to measure the system’s abilities. ScienceMark 2.0 uses more intensive number computations to simulate scientific calculations. All these tests help paint a picture of how well all the components (CPU, memory, HDD) all work together.

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The above two multi-threaded tests show the Asus W5F having a significant performance advantage over the single cored Compaq.

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In all tasks, the Asus W5F out performs the Compaq and sometimes by extreme margins like in the 3DS Max 5.1 test. In the Mozilla and Windows Media Encoder multitask, we see the two cores coming in handy by completing the test much faster than the Turion ML30.

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