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Smooth Creations Asylum Gaming PC (Page 4)

Shawn Baker | Aug 11, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT - 1 min, 36 secs time to read this page
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- TweakTown Test System Setup

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X48-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

Memory: 2 X 1GB Kingston PC6400 DDR-2 3-3-3-10 (KHX6400D2ULK2/2G) (Supplied by Kingston)

Hard Disk(s): Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA-2 7200.10 (Supplied by Seagate)

Graphics Card(s): Sapphire HD 4870 (Supplied by Sapphire)

- Smooth Creations Test System Setup

Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

Motherboard(s): Foxconn P45-A

Memory: 2 X 2GB G.Skill MQ 6-6-6-18

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital Raptor 150GB

Graphics Card(s): Diamond HD 4870 XOC Black Edition

Operating System: Windows Vista SP1

Drivers: Catalyst 8.7

What we'll be doing today is having a look at the Smooth Creations Asylum against our humble TweakTown testbed, which is always running at a solid 3GHz. To keep it fair, we've installed a Sapphire HD 4870 into our test system.

We'll be running the normal line-up of Vista tests along with a few extra tests that let us know the performance of the hard drive, CPU and RAM. Without further ado, let's just get stuck straight into it.


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Smooth Creations Asylum Gaming PC

Straight away we can see that the SC system gets a good jump on our testbed. Overclocking the processor to 3.9GHz really yields a massive performance increase as well.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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