9. Performance Test v5.0
Prime95 is basically a Mersenne prime number discovery program. It's a great example of Distributed Computing, but it's most loved by overclockers for its powerful system stress-testing and benchmarking abilities. It can torture-test your CPU to produce its maximum heat or spit out any errors due to excessive overclocking. Also, using the blend test, it can consume all your physical memory and run error-checking tests on your modules to ensure their quality. However, right now, we're mostly interested in it for its benchmarking capabilities.
Here are the times (in milliseconds) for the Intel D 840, AMD 4200+ and Intel D 820 (less is better).
The D 840 reported the fastest times while the AMD was rather slow.