6. Science Mark 2.0, Pov-Ray, x264 Benchmark
Science Mark 2.0 is an attempt to put the truth behind benchmarking. In an attempt to model real world demands and performance, SM2 is a suite of high-performance benchmarks that realistically stress system performance without architectural bias. Science Mark 2.0 is comprised of 7 benchmarks, each of which measures a different aspect of real world system performance.
Pov-Ray is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux. he source code is available for those wanting to do their own ports. We used Pov-Ray 3.7beta15 for all tests, since it supports Dual Core CPUs. We used the built-in benchmark as suggested by the developers.
At ScienceMark, that mostly uses memory bandwidth, the 5600+ gets the first place, while at Pov-Ray, the E6600 comes first.
- x264 Benchmark
x264 Benchmark unleashes the next generation of Video Encoding benchmarks with support for x264 codec that is considered to be one of the most demanding for Video applications. Simply put, this test measures how fast your machine can encode a short, DVD quality MPEG-2 video clip into a high-quality x264 video clip. The author believes that "...it's ideal for a benchmark because the application (x264.exe) reports fairly accurate compression results (in frames per second) for each pass of the video encoding process, and it uses multi-core processors very efficiently..."
The benchmark procedure is very simple. You just run a batch file that encodes the same file five times. There are two kinds of results, for first pass and second. We summed and took the average, which we post in the results below.
Superb performance from AMD's 5600+ with 76.16 and 18.58FPS performance when encoding x264.