Intel Core i5-750 Review (Page 9 of 10)

Page 9 - Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R10

About SuperPI

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.

From: Wikipedia (January 19, 2010)

The Core 2 Extreme QX9650 held a slight advantage in calculating to one million digits of Pi compared to the Core i5-750. The result? The QX9650 was 0.077 seconds faster. Talk about being close!

About Cinebench R10

CINEBENCH is a real-world test suite that assesses your computer's performance capabilities. MAXON 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 Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.

MAXON CINEBENCH runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor and the graphics card under real world circumstances. The benchmark application makes use of up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores and is available for Windows (32-bit and 64-Bit) and Macintosh (PPC and Intel-based).

The resulting values among different operating systems are 100% comparable and therefore very useful with regard to purchasing decision-making. It can also be used as a marketing tool for hardware vendors or simply to compare hardware among colleagues or friends.

From: Developer's Page

Again, despite being very close, I was pleasantly surprised that the Intel Core i5-750 actually delivered almost identical performance than the Core 2 Extreme QX9650. It scored approximately 3% higher than the Core 2 Extreme in single threaded mode, and a statistical tie with all four cores running. The former gap can probably be closed if Cinebench R10 was to be run a few more times, too.

Page Index
1. Introduction and Specifications
2. Intel Core i5-750 Architecture; Test System
3. Benchmark: EVEREST CPU
4. Benchmark: EVEREST FPU
5. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
7. Benchmark: 3DMark06 Professional
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 6.1
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R10
10. Overclocking, Power Consumption, and Conclusion