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PassMark Performance Test 7.0
The PassMark PerformanceTest allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers. PassMark comprises a complete suite of tests for your computer, including CPU tests, 2D and 3D graphics tests, disk tests, memory tests, and even tests to determine the speed of your system's optical drive. PassMark tests support Hyper-Threading and systems with multiple CPUs, and allow you to save benchmark results to disk (or to export them to HTML, text, GIF, and BMP formats).
Knowledgeable users can use the Advanced Testing section to alter the parameters for the disk, network, graphics, multitasking, and memory tests, and created individual, customized testing suites. PassMark computes a "CPU Marks" score based on the scores of the individual tests in each test suite. For this review I used the CPU, 2D Graphics, and 3D Graphics tests.
CPU Marks increase by 37% with overclocking. The 2D Mark results are interesting: note that the score for the Sandy Bridge 2600K's iGPU is actually higher than that of the native Radeon 6850 used on the P8P67 and P8Z68! In fact on the test platform, the iGPU's score of 669 is 39% better than the score when using the 6850! Intel HD Graphics 3000 (the marketing name for the 2600K's integrated GPU) may not be for gamers, but as long as images stay in 2D, it rocks.
3D Marks show the iGPU's weakness, though. Here Virtu's i-Mode was able to handle the switch, and its 2837 score is 490% better than the iGPU.