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Building an AMD HTPC - Capable of Blu-ray HD Audio Playback - Benchmarks - Super PI

Cameron spends time researching the perfect AMD based Home Theater PC for 2009 that is capable of properly playing back Blu-ray HD audio and video.

By: | Guides | Posted: Jan 21, 2009 5:00 am

Super PI

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.5 Mod XS

 

Developer Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

Product Homepage: http://pw1.netcom.com/~hjsmith/Pi/Super_Pi.html

 

 

Developed by some folks from the University of Tokyo (yes, Japan), Super PI is a small utility that does just as the name implies. It figures PI to a set number of decimal places. Since PI is an infinite number to the right of the decimal point, the utility measures the time it takes to figure a set number of places. It runs the calculations a set number of times and gives a time for the completion of the task. This is a simple and effective way to measure the raw number crunching power of the processor being used to compile the results.

 

 

Our Super PI 1M results here are a little all over the place, thanks to a range of different CPU clock speeds in play.

 

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