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Smooth Creations Hellcat Core i7 965 EE Gaming System - Benchmarks - Compression, Encoding and Audio

Smooth Creations is back once again and this time we get a look at their most powerful system to date.

| Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 17, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Smooth Creations

WinRAR

 

WinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.

 

The built-in "Benchmark and Hardware test" feature allows for quick and easy comparison of decompression times between systems.

 

Smooth Creations Hellcat

 

Just last week I was happy to see a score over 2,000. Hellcat puts up big numbers in our compression tests scoring over 3,500. This is the highest score I have ever seen in this test.

 

Quickpar Create and Repair

 

QuickPar is a utility for creating Parity Volumes using the Reed Solomon algorithm. Parity Volumes may be used to verify that a set of files have not been corrupted, or to reconstruct damaged files (providing that you have a sufficient quantity of Parity Volumes to match the missing or damaged files).

 

Smooth Creations Hellcat

 

Quickpar utilizes system memory, processor power and hard disk access times; everything that the Hellcat excels at. Most systems perform right around 1,000 but this Smooth Creations system doubles that number.

 

Windows Media Encoder 9

 

In this test we take a 2 minute 1080p video and encode it into a 720p video. Scoring is determined by the amount of time taken for the task to complete. Lower is better.

 

The video used for this encoding test is The Magic of Flight (IMAX) which is readily available for download on Microsoft's HD Content Showcase page.

 

Smooth Creations Hellcat

 

The Hellcat was able to beat the CyberPower system clocked at 3.6GHz in the Windows Media Encoder test by a full 18 seconds.

 

RightMark Audio Analyser

 

RMAA suite is designed for testing quality of analog and digital paths of any audio devices, be it a sound card, an MP3 player, a consumer CD/DVD player or an acoustic set. The results are obtained by playing and recording test signals passed through the tested audio path by means of frequency analysis algorithms. A more common mark is also provided for those unfamiliar with measured technical parameters.

 

A new version is the result of two years of development by best experts in digital audio. RMAA 6.0 raises the bar of comfort and functionality for spectrum analyzers. That's why it is a program of choice for enthusiasts, professionals, and audio magazines around the world; and some manufacturers are developing new devices with the mandatory testing of their quality in RMAA. In short, the program at the moment is a de-facto standard providing quick and easy measurement of technical parameters, without the need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on specialized measurement systems.

 

CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XE Gaming PC

 

The LANParty Jr used in the Smooth Creations LAN Shark had a difficult time in this test, but the Intel X58SO performed flawlessly and scored a Very Good rating.

 

If you'd like to view a more in-depth analysis of the results with individual charts, click here.

 

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