Alienware Area-51 7500 Gaming System

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Lame MP3 Encoding & Cinebench 2003

 

In our custom LAME MT MP3 encoding test, we convert a large WAV file to the MP3 format, which is a very popular scenario that many end users work with on a day-to-day basis to provide portability and storage of their digital audio content. In this test, we created our own 223MB WAV file (a never-ending Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application in single and multi-thread modes.

LAME MT MP3 Encoding Test
Converting a Large WAV To MP3

Processing times are recorded below. Once again, shorter times equate to better performance.

Finally, we see the Area-51 7500 pull ahead of our custom Core 2 Extreme QX6700 975X Express system, even if it is only by a small margin. The nForce 680i motherboard must make the difference here. The overclocked Dell XPS 710 H2C still leads the pack, as you might expect by now.

Cinebench 2003 Performance Tests
3D Modeling & Rendering Tests

Processing times are recorded below. Once again, shorter times equate to better performance.

Rather than beat our custom QX6700 system this time, the Area-51 7500 performs almost exactly the same as it. The other systems fall in basically the same order as in the Lame MP3 encoding benchmark above.


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