OCZ ReaperX HPC PC3-10666 Enhanced Bandwidth 2x1GB Review (Page 8 of 9)

Page 8 - Benchmark: SuperPI, 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 FFT arithmetic and Borwein's quartically-convergent algorithm and is a Windows port of the program used by Yasumasa Kanada in 1995 to compute Pi to 232 digits. Super PI uses x87 floating-point unit, so it favors processors with good FPU performance, such as AMD Athlon 64 and Intel Core 2.

From: Wikipedia (March 14, 2007)

We used SuperPI ModXS 1.5 this time to account for the extra three decimals in significant digits in our benchmark results to see how they perform in relative to each other in calculating to one million digits of Pi -- in this case, higher memory bandwidth did benefit for a few milliseconds on average in this benchmark.

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

In our Cinebench R10 benchmark, we've tested using the single CPU test as well as the multithreaded portion. The multithreaded rendering seems to benefit a little more in points for higher bandwidth memory -- but then again, the OCZ ReaperX HPC PC3-10666 EB memory were consistent in performance with the rest with regards to our expectations.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: 3DMark06
4. Benchmark: PCMark05
5. Benchmark: EVEREST CPU
6. Benchmark: EVEREST FPU
7. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory
8. Benchmark: SuperPI, Cinebench R10
9. Overclocking Results and Conclusion