General System Performance

PCMark 05

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PC Mark shows that the new Core 2 Duo T7400 has significant improvements in both CPU and memory performance over the T2600. The improved CPU also gives a slight boost to graphics and HDD performance, but the difference is very marginal.

SPEC ViewPerf 8.1

SPEC ViewPerf 8.1 simulates popoular 3D modelling and CAD tools used by professionals. ViewPerf is more a graphics test than a CPU test, so the effects of a faster CPU should be small.

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Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 Mobile: Merom at long last! - Processors 31

In SPEC ViewPerf 8.1, we only see modest improvements in performance when going from a Core Duo T2400 to the Core 2 Duo T7400.

Cinebench 9.5

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Cinebench 9.5’s 3D rendering tests confirm the results from SPEC ViewPerf earlier on this page. The Core 2 Duo is showing some nice math improvements.

ScienceMark 2.0

ScienceMark 2 performs some CPU and memory intensive computations like calculating the orbitals of electrons (Primordia) and measuring the thermodynamic behaviour of molecules (moldyn). Each test is run and an overall score is given.

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With the exception of the Moldyn (molecular dynamics) test, the T7400 has a strong lead in performance. In Blas performance, the T7400 has a monstrous gain of double the T2400 score. It’s clear that floating point operations are a big winner here! Let’s see if this holds true for SuperPi.

Super Pi

Super Pi caluclates the value of Pi (an infinite number) to a given byte size. We will test the Core 2 Duo T7400 in calculating 2MB, 4MB, and 8MB values of Pi and compare it to the other platforms.

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Once again the T7400 shows it’s superior floating point operation performance by churning out some impressive results with faster computation times than the T2400.

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