Testing Setup and Benchmarks Used

Testing the Aurora 7500

To test the performance of the Alienware Aurora 7500 system, we combined most of our tests from the CPU testing suite, the motherboard test suite and even GPU test suite.  In order to get the best overall look at system performance we threw the most important tests from our test suites at the Aurora 7500 to see how it compared to a DIY built FX-62 system that we just happen to have setup on the test bed right next to it. 

Testing Setup

Alienware Aurora 7500 AM2 Test System Setup

CPU

Athlon 64 FX-62 (2.8 GHz, 1MBx2)Review

Motherboards

Foxconn nForce 590 SLI – Review

Memory 

Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150 GB – Review
2 x RAID 0 setup

Sound Card

On-board HD Audio

Video Card

EVGA GeForce 7950 GX2Review
BFG Tech PhysX PPUReview

Video Drivers

Detonator 91.31

DirectX Version

DX 9.0c

Operating System

Windows XP Professional SP2

AMD AM2 Test System Setup

CPU

Athlon 64 FX-62 (2.8 GHz, 1MBx2)Review

Motherboards

ECS KA3-MVP XPress 3200 – Review

Memory 

Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150 GB – Review

Sound Card

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value

Video Card

ATI X1900 XTX (650/775)Review

Video Drivers

Catalyst 6.6

DirectX Version

DX 9.0c

Operating System

Windows XP Professional SP1

Benchmarks:

  • SiSoft Sandra 2005.SR3
  • Everest Ultimate Edition 2006
  • World Bench 5
  • Windows Media Encoder 9
  • DivX 6.1
  • LAME MT
  • WinRAR 3.51
  • 3DMark06
  • FEAR 1.03
  • Call of Duty 2 1.01
  • PCMark05
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