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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 11 September 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
MSI Wind Top AE2010 AIO Desktop System
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: MSI Wind Top
AE2010-02SUS Detailed Features
Testing and Results
PCMark Vantage Results
EVEREST CPU Benchmarks
Passmark PerformanceTest
CINEBENCH Test Results
Hands On User Experience
AE2010 Gaming Performance
Wind Top Final Thoughts
MSI AE2010 Conclusion

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.



# sales manager-staplessean 2010-05-08 12:19
could I get a copy of this full article 'e-mailed to my ...e-mail ? I'm doing a presentation on the MSI WINDTOP.
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# RE: MSI Wind Top AE2010 AIO Desktop SystemBobbie Kean 2010-06-18 13:46
I got one of these computers and I will never, ever buy another MSI product as long as I live. It has been at MSI for repairs more than I have had the computer to use.

The first thing to go was the power supply after less than 3 weeks use. I shipped it back and the power supply was replaced. When I received the computer back it was poorly packed and the top section that contains the web came was busted into little pieces. Another ship back to MSI. Then I had to fight with them for 2 weeks to get my power cord back.

It is in the box to go back to MSI right now as apparently and this is according their tech support, the motherboard has gone out. I have been waiting nearly two hours now for the RMA and shipping label to send it back to them. I am one step away from calling the credit card company and seeing if we can do something about it because of the problems that I have had with MSI and this computer.
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# wtfMista bowas 2010-10-13 06:01
yo so i bought thise computer a few weerks ago and set it up today and i downloaded a few things right and than itried downloadin world of warcraf tna apparently it doesnt have enuff space on the hard drive? so i delete everythin i have downloaded except for warcraft and yet it says i still need to delete stuff to make room for it like wtf is this # it says i have 68,3 gigs and 6.68 gis left and i look under control panel and under programs and it says theirs about 4gigs of programs their
so what the # is this #?
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# 250GB Already UsedBruceBruce 2010-10-13 06:19
The machine in this review comes with a 320GB SATA Hard Disk Drive installed. If you only have 68.3 gigs left, that means you loaded over 200 GB of material to the hard drive already...???

You must have a different system, if it only has a total of 68.3 GB of HDD space.

Yes, with only 6.68 GB of HDD space, it doesn't surprise me that WoW doesn't have enough space to install and run properly. You obviously need a bigger HDD.
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# UpgradeSimone 2010-11-21 23:48
Well i have this pc for almost a year now and im happy with it :)
I would just like to know if I can upgrade it.
Like a graphic gard and some extra memory in?
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# UPGRADE INFOHazardouzx 2011-01-22 11:58
yes you can upgrade but make sure you take it into someone who knows how to do it. The MSI company has great technologies there. But if something is wrong and you return it they will just keep the one you gave them and send out a used one. The MSI company dose not care on customers. They care bout making money. These types of computers are like what they use in doctor offices and stuff. there not meant for personal use.
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# RE: MSI Wind Top AE2010 AIO Desktop SystemClayton Baugh 2011-12-15 13:19
I bought one of these in late september thinking it would be great for PC gaming

Now i realize i need to upgrade the GPU/CPU and maybe memory

IM thinking about getting this :

Would i be able to upgrade this computer with that product?

If not what could i upgrade it with that would allow me to play big games like Skyrim or COD or GTA IV that is cheap and worth buying
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# RE: RE: MSI Wind Top AE2010 AIO Desktop SystemOlin Coles 2011-12-15 13:26
It's too bad you didn't read this review first, because graphics cannot be upgraded on the MSI Wind Top AE2010. Your best chance is to reduce graphics options to a level that will play without stutter.
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# technicianEd 2012-05-04 19:31
Hello guys,
would like to buy system board for this pc (video chip - screw..any idea where can get one..thanks
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