OCZ Special Ops PC3-10666 2x2GB 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)

Here it is, 3.14151415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749... whatever it is, to one million digits, with calculation times in seconds to three decimal places.

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

Cinebench R10 takes advantage of increased bandwidth and latency of memory in its multi-core benchmark, as evident in our bar graph posted above. Either way, the OCZ Special Ops PC3-10666 2x2GB kit came in at only 1.18% under the Super Talent Project X PC3-12800 2x1GB set; the fastest of the bunch, running at DDR3-1600 with 7-6-6-18 latencies in our particular benchmark (They are rated at DDR3-1800, 7-7-7-20).

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