Jetway NC98-525-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)

SuperPI 1M

Again, since SuperPi is not a multithreaded application, calculation times favor CPUs with high FPU performance. In general, the Intel Atom D525 just does not perform anywhere near modern processors. The Atom line of processors is not meant to handle this type of calculation in a fast amount time. On the other hand, the D525 recorded a 7 second calculation time decrease compared to the D510, thanks to an additional 200MHz speed boost and faster FSB.

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).

Cinebench R11.5 1

Cinebench R11.5 2

CPU performance for the Atom D525 is up only 0.07 points better than the D510. However, the OpenGL test is again where the NC98 shines, thanks to the NVIDIA Proton graphics -- which almost doubled the performance of the NC84 with ATI's Radeon HD 4200 IGP. Despite the fact that no one really considers using integrated graphics for OpenGL rendering, it is admirable that the OpenGL test ran nicely. As we have mentioned in our past NC94 and NC96 reviews, OpenGL is not supported by the Intel GMA 3150 IGP, therefore unable to run -- leaving an end score of 0.

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. Power Consumption and Conclusion