Here is where we dig out the FutureMark tests.
For overall system performance we use PCMark Vantage. This is run in both x86 and x64 mode to give the best indication of performance.
Now this is different. The new test gear appears to give us much better PCMark scores. Even at stock, we are much higher than what we saw with the older test gear. Much of this we cannot attribute to just the new test hardware which means the 870 Extreme3 is showing us some good performance.
For synthetic gaming tests we use 3DMark Vantage; the industry standard and overlockers bragging tool. This is a test that strives to mimic the impact modern games have on a system. FutureMark went a long way to change from the early days of graphics driven tests to a broader approach including physics, AI and more advanced graphics simulations.
3DMark Vantage uses the DX10 API in addition to having support for PhysX. As we are no longer using an NVIDIA GPU for testing (at least until we can get a GTX 4xx card), you will only see the CPU based PhysX results in the scores. For testing we use the Performance test run.
Again we see some very nice numbers; we will have to figure out what the delta is between the older test gear to be sure but we are seeing some good numbers with the 870 Extreme3.
Cinebench R11. x64
Cinebench is a synthetic rendering tool developed by Maxon. Maxon is the same company that developed Cinema4D, another industry leading 3D Animation application. Cinebench R11.5 tests your systems ability to render across a single and multiple CPU cores. It also tests your systems ability to process OpenGL information.
The Cinebench scores are right where they should be even compared to our old test setup. The 870 Extreme does not have any issues with rendering Cinema 4D scenes.
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