Page 9 - Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
Super PI is a computer program that calculates pi to a specified number of digits after the decimal point—up to a maximum of 32 million. It uses Gauss–Legendre algorithm and is a Windows port of the program used by Yasumasa Kanada in 1995 to compute pi to 2^32 digits.
Super Pi is used by many overclockers to test the performance and stability of their computers. In the overclocking community, the standard program provides a benchmark for enthusiasts to compare "world record" pi calculation times and demonstrate their overclocking abilities. The program can also be used to test the stability of a certain overclock speed. If a computer is able to calculate PI to the 32 millionth place after the decimal without mistake, it is considered to be moderately stable in terms of RAM and CPU. However, longer tests with other CPU/RAM intensive calculation programs will run for hours instead of minutes and may better stress system stability. While Super Pi is not the fastest program for calculating Pi, it remains very popular in the hardware and overclocking communities.
From: Wikipedia (January 22, 2011)
We have always included SuperPi in our benchmark results, because it is a quick and dirty run that always proves to be interesting. It is neither the fastest way to calculate Pi nor is it the most challenging. But being an enthusiast at heart, this program has always provided interesting results for showing off your overclocking prowess on your favorite online forum. This time around, the Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB PC4-24000 4x8GB scored mid pack, albeit being the second fastest rated memory kit in this test. That said, wherever you were in the rankings, the differences were negligible at best.
About Cinebench R15
CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.
CINEBENCH is the perfect tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and platforms (Windows and OS X). And best of all: It's completely free.
From: Developer's Page
Cinebench R15 is separated into two tests: One tests the CPU image rendering performance, while the other benchmarks the OpenGL video rendering performance. Obviously, having a fast processor and a powerful video card, respectively, will play a much more significant role in determining these scores, but that does not mean RAM does not do anything at all to contribute to these results. As you can see in our charts above, the Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB PC4-24000 4x8GB did acceptably in both tests; but was often outperformed by other memory modules of the same bandwidth specification. If you have a Core i5, you will not see such a big variance in the results in relation to memory bandwidth. A Core i7, however, can take advantage of faster memory, as it did in this case.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 8
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
10. Overclocking and Conclusion