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Test Specifications

Hardware

Processor

AMD A6-3650 APU Quad Core 2.6GHz

AMD FX-6100 Black Edition Six-Core 3.3GHz

Motherboard

Gigabyte A75M-UD2H, BIOS version F5

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7, BIOS version F8a

Memory

4 GB - 2x 2GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-2133 CL9 @ DDR3-1866 CL9

Cooling

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro v2. Heat sink-Fan

AMD FX Liquid Cooling Solution

Graphics

AMD HD7950 3GB – Sapphire Radeon HD7950 OC Edition @ 900/1250MHz.
Video Bios Version 015.13.000.010.000705

Hard Disk Drive

KINGSTON HyperX SH100S3120G 120GB SATA 6Gbit/s Solid State Drive

Optical Drive

None

Case

Cooler Master CM STORM Enforcer Mid Tower

Power

FSP ‘Aurum Series’ AU-750M 750 Watts Power Supply

Display

DELL Ultrasharp U2412M 24” LED backlit LCD Monitor

Operating System

MICROSOFT Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64bit with latest updates as of Mar 2012 + AMD Bulldozer Hotfixes KB2645594 and KB2646060

Graphics Driver

AMD HD7900 ‘RC11’ Driver 8.921.2

Storage Driver

AMD SATA 1.2.1.321

Processor

Intel 2nd Generation Core i7-3960X 3.3GHz Six-Core

Motherboard

INTEL Extreme Series Desktop Board DX79SI
SIX7910J.86A.0380.2011.1128.1456 BIOS

Memory

8 GB - 4x 2GB GEIL Value RAM DDR3-1333 CL9

Cooling

INTEL ATS1000 Liquid Cooling Solution

Graphics

AMD HD7970 3GB - AMD Radeon HD7970 Reference Card @ 925/1375MHz.
Video Bios Version 015.12.000.004

Hard Disk Drive

KINGSTON HyperX SH100S3120G 120GB SATA 6Gbit/s Solid State Drive

Optical Drive

None

Case

ANTEC P280 Performance Medium Tower

Power

ANTEC HCP-850 High Current Pro 850 Watts Power Supply

Display

DELL Ultrasharp U2412M 24” LED backlit LCD Monitor

Operating System

MICROSOFT Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64bit.  Latest updates as of Feb 2012.

Graphics Driver

AMD HD7970 Press Driver [Based on Catalyst 11.12]

Storage Driver

INTEL Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise 3.0.0.3020

Software

All software was updated to their latest versions at time of test.  For games, we list our settings below.

All game, web and professional graphics benchmarks conducted at 1920x1200 resolutions.  V-sync was disabled where possible.

Software

Version

Test Settings

Cyberlink MediaEspresso

6.5.2119_41281

Both Hardware Encoding and Decoding Enabled for GPU, disabled for CPU
big_buck_bunny_1080p_h264.mov

Dirt2 /  Dirt 3

1.1 / 1.2

1920x1200, Ultra Pre-set, 4x MSAA

Trackmania Nations Forever

2.11.26

1920x1200, VHQ Pre-set, 4x AA 16x AF

HAWX 2

Benchmark v1.04

1920x1200, Maximum details, 4x AA With Tessellation.  DirectX11 Mode.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Title Update 7

1920x1200, Maximum details, 16x AFX, Detail distances 50,50,100, Settings Override switch used to launch game

Just Cause 2

Demo 1.0.0.2

1920x1200, Maximum Details on NVIDIA, Maximum Details on AMD,   4x AA, 16x AF.

Deus Ex Human Revolution

1.3.643.1

1920x1200, MLAA, 16x AF, Soft Shadows, High SSAO, High DOF, Triple Buffering, Post Processing, Tessellation

Alien V Predator

Aliens vs. Predator D3D11 Benchmark V1.03

Texture Quality 3, Shadow Quality 3, Anisotropic 16, SSAO 1,  Tessellation 1, Advanced Shadows 1, MSAA 4

Lost Planet 2

Benchmark

1920x1200, Maximum Details Including Motion Blur, 4x AA.  DirectX 11 Mode.

Resident Evil 5

Benchmark 1.0.0.29

1920x1200, Maximum Details Including Motion Blur, 4x AA.  DirectX 10 mode

Street Fighter IV

Benchmark 1.0.0.1

1920x1200, Maximum Details except Ink,4x AA, 16x AF

World In Conflict

Demo 1.0

1920x1200, Maximum Details, 4x AA, 16x AF.  DirectX 10 Mode

SPEC viewperf

SPECviewperf 11

1920x1200 , 4x AA

 

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