Jetway NC84E-LF Review (Page 10 of 12)

Page 10 - Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R11.5

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)

My best bet here is to compare the above results against our Asus M3N-HT Deluxe which I have reviewed over two years ago, configured with the exact same processor. The Jetway NC84E-LF posted a score of 39.874 seconds; whereas the M3N-HT Deluxe crossed the line at 38.663 seconds. The main difference can be attributed to the use of slightly faster memory on the Asus motherboard -- therefore, it is safe to say that the NC84's performance is up to par with the big boys at stock settings.

About Cinebench R11.5

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 Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.

CINEBENCH is the perfect tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and platforms (Windows and Mac OS X).

Again, the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 cannot run the OpenGL benchmark in Cinebench R11.5, so we had no choice but to leave it out for the D510 based motherboards. Fortunately, the ATI Radeon HD 4200 IGP had no issues in running the tests, despite returning a low score in return. To be honest, no one actually uses integrated graphics for OpenGL rendering anyway, so it is quite commendable that it actually ran -- just like how USA actually made it to the Round of 16 at the World Cup, haha. CPU rendering results are up as well, but again, the two motherboards cannot and should not be directly compared because of the huge differences in benchmark configurations; not to mention the Atom's poor FPU performance was never built for graphics rendering in the first place.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, and Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout, Test System
4. Benchmark: EVEREST CPU
5. Benchmark: EVEREST FPU
6. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory
7. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
8. Benchmark: 3DMark06 Professional
9. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
10. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R11.5
11. Onboard Sound Frequency Analysis
12. Overclocking and Conclusion