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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)
Super Pi has always been included in our benchmark toolbox for RAM performance evaluation. It is neither the fastest way to calculate pi nor is it the most challenging, whoever, it is a quick and dirty way to reveal some interesting performance aspects of your system. Interestingly, this time, both the XPG Spectrix D45G and the HyperX Fury HX426C16FB3K2/16 yielded the same results. One reason I can think of is this benchmark relies more on the CPU than the memory.
About Cinebench R23
Cinebench is a real-world cross-platform test suite that evaluates your computer's hardware capabilities. Improvements to Cinebench Release 23 reflect the overall advancements to CPU and rendering technology in recent years, providing a more accurate measurement of Cinema 4D's ability to take advantage of multiple CPU cores and modern processor features available to the average user. Best of all: It's free.
From: Developer's Page
Cinebench R23 is Maxon's benchmark to measure CPU rendering performance. Although the name suggests that this benchmark focus mostly on the CPU performance, it does not mean the memory performance does not matter at all here. As you can see, the results above show that the XPG Spectrix D45G scored slightly lower than the HyperX Fury HX426C16FB3K2/16 in the single core test, while the multi core test results showed the opposite. However, the score differences in both tests were within 1%.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 10
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R23
10. Overclocking and Conclusion