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ASRock ION 330-BD Nettop - Affordable, Overclockable and 1080p HD - Testing - Super PI

NVIDIA's ION platform has quickly enlightened the nettop market with its promised abilities. Today we see just how capable a platform it really is.

| SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 17, 2009 7:09 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: ASRock

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.

 

 

Here NVIDIA's ION processor doesn't get to come out and play and we can see that the Intel Atom 330 CPU struggles (even at 2.1GHz, let alone 1.6GHz stock), being much slower than the AMD Athlon X2 4850E processor.

 

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