CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 5200 Haswell System

SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks).

Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA
Synthetic Benchmarks

It’s not surprising that in the processor multimedia and arithmetic SANDRA tests, the two Haswell-based systems--the CyberPowerPC Gamer Extreme 5200 and the Digital Storm VIRTUE--were virtually neck-and-neck. Otherwise, the scores all fell about where you’d expect them to.

The story is the same in the memory and physical disks tests, where the top half of the field turned in very similar performances.

Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Content Creation Performance

Maxon's Cinebench R11.5 benchmark is based on Maxon's Cinema 4D software used for 3D content creation chores and tests both the CPU and GPU in separate benchmark runs. On the CPU side, Cinebench renders a photorealistic 3D scene by tapping into up to 64 processing threads (CPU) to process more than 300,000 total polygons, while the GPU benchmark measures graphics performance by manipulating nearly 1 million polygons and huge amounts of textures.

Although the Intel Core i7-3900 series chips posted mighty scores in Cinebench, our Haswell-based CyberPowerPC rig delivered a strong score that was roughly commensurate with similar systems.

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