|MSI Wind Top AE2010 AIO Desktop System|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 11 September 2009|
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Maxon CINEBENCH OpenGL Results
Cinebench is a real-world test suite that assesses the 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.
The OpenGL test measures graphics card performance and is run inside the 3D editor window. The project file used can test all graphics cards that support the OpenGL standard. In this scene, only the camera was animated. This scene places medium to low demands on graphics cards and tests the maximum speed with which the scene can be properly displayed at the 800x580 resolution. Essentially, the Cinebench test removes the system hardware from the scoring influence, and centers the results around the GPU.
Looking over the chart, it becomes abundantly clear that the AMD "Hammer" 780G chipset and NVIDIA ION platform are both far superior to anything the ASUS Eee (or MSI Wind) platforms can offer in regard to OpenGL performance. While the NVIDIA ION offered an impressive OpenGL Graphics score of 1184, beating the the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Netbook (30) and Dell Inspiron 6400 notebook (71), it was the MSI AE2010 that earned top marks with a score of 1802. CINEBENCH demonstrates how ineffective the GMA950 graphics processor is compared to the ATI Radeon HD 3200 or NVIDIA's ION 9400m GPU, which both maintain a huge performance lead over the Eee and Inspiron.
The tone changes once CINEBENCH begins CPU testing, at which point the CPU-intensive image-rendering scenes dismiss the GPU and train themselves on the platforms computing capability. In the single CPU test, the Intel Core Duo 2300 offers up a 1492 Cinebench points, while the MSI AE2010 scored 1245. Both the ION and Eee are identical and cince up last place with 538 and 567 respectively.
In CPU tests with multi-processor (or HyperThreading) speedup enabled, the 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo 2300 dual core CPU inside the Dell Inspiron 6400 earns 2796 for the lead. Followed closely is the AMD Athlon X2 3250e of the MSI Wind Top for 2417 points. The 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N330 dual-core processor inside the ION scores 1534, while the single-core version inside the ASUS Eee PC produced only 874.