4. Benchmarks - 2
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.
ScienceMark2 is a benchmark utility that is directly influenced by memory performance. The DDR2 950 settings provided the best performance due to the higher FSB (CPU overclocked from default 2.4GHz speed).
SuperPI has become an utility to benchmark modern systems. In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi and he collaborated with Dr. Y.Kanada at the computer center, the University of Tokyo. This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment such as Windows NT and Windows 95 and called Super PI.
The software offers up to 32M calculations of PI numbers, however for our purposes, we only tested up to 2M calculations.
Overclocking our memory up to 950MHz, resulted in a 6 second drop in time for the SuperPI 2M calculation...