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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 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)
SuperPI to 1 million digits resulted in a literal tie at 19s. Nothing new here; generally RAM does not contribute largely to this. This is a good sign as both pairs of RAM remained well within standard and consistent with one another.
About Cinebench 9.5
CINEBENCH is the free benchmarking tool for Windows and Mac OS based on the powerful 3D software CINEMA 4D. Consequently, the results of tests conducted using CINEBENCH 9.5 carry significant weight when analyzing a computer’s performance in everyday use. Especially a system’s CPU and the OpenGL capabilities of its graphics card are put through their paces (even multiprocessor systems with up to 16 dedicated CPUs or processor cores). During the testing procedure, all relevant data is ascertained with which the performance of different computers can subsequently be compared, regardless of operating system.
CINEBENCH includes render tasks that test the performance of up to 16 multiprocessors on the same computer as well as software-only shading tests and OpenGL shading tests on huge numbers of animated polygons that will push any computer to its limits.
CINEBENCH 9.5 is available for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems and as a “Universal Binary” version for Apple Macintosh computers with PowerPC or Intel Core Duo processors. The database functionality and simple export allow for easy statistical data collection. CINEBENCH is used extensively by leading trade journals and hardware manufacturers such as Intel, AMD and Apple to compare computer performance.
From: Developer's Page
In Cinebench 9.5 rendering tests for single core and multicore, it appears to us that both benchmark runs posted a tie for either set of DDR3 memory.
EVEREST Memory Latency
For more information on EVEREST, please read the description on Page 7 of this article.
I was actually quite surprised at these results after running and re-running them only to obtain identical results. Theoretically, the Super Talent Project X RAM running at 7-6-6-18 is supposed to beat the OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 EB running at 7-6-6-20, but apparently our paper results show that the OCZ RAM is better by 0.1ns in our EVEREST 4.00 latency tests.
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 9.5, EVEREST Memory Latency
9. Overclocking Results and Conclusion