|MSI WindBox 6667BB-004US Barebones-PC Kit|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Dan Ferguson - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 13 April 2010|
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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.
Since the OpenGL Graphics test is centered around the GPU the results are similar to the 2D Passmark scores. The Dell Vostro leads the pack with a score of 4289 with the MSI Wind Top close behind scoring 3048. The ASRock NVIDIA ION and MSI Wind Box trail behind scoring 1184 and 843 respectively. When considering that the MSI Wind Box scored less than 25% of the Dell Vostro it becomes apparent that the nettop was not designed to render millions of polygons at super fast rates.
In the single CPU score we also see the raw difference between the Atom 330 running on a single core compared to the T6600 and E7200 running on a single core. The T6600 (MSI Wind Top) and E7200 (Dell Vostro) are in a category of their own scoring 2332 and 3052 respectively. The ASRock NVIDIA ION scored 538 and was outperformed in a CPU test but the MSI Wind Box which scored 665. This shows that the real differences between processors is due to more than just clock speed.
The design goals of the Atom 330 begin to show in the multi CPU test. The Dell Vostro scored 5930, which is 94% higher than it scored with a single CPU. The MSI AE2220 Wind Top scored 4488 which was 92% higher than the single CPU score. For the Atom 330 based systems, the MSI Wind Box and the NVIDIA ION both scored a performance multiplier of 2.85! This is a synergistic result since two CPUs accomplish more than 200% of what a single CPU can do.