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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 at your favorite online forum. Once again, the Kingston HyperX Savage HX324C11SRK2/16 2x8GB produced the best result, but only by shaving off a hundredth of a second in the end.
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 Kingston HyperX Savage HX324C11SRK2/16 2x8GB did very well in both tests; winning the CPU and OpenGL benchmark. That said, it is important to point out all of the tested kits came out extremely close to each other, despite frequency variance of approximately 534MHz between the fastest and slowest.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, 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 8.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
10. Overclocking and Conclusion