Dell XPS 730 H2C Performance Gaming System

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Cinebench & 3DMark06 CPU

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D from Maxon is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others.  It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R10
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The final score produced by each test system to render the scene is represented in the graph below.

The XPS 730 H2C's performance in our second 3D rendering test was very similar to its performance in Kribibench. Once again, the system's higher clocked quad-core processor and overclocked memory allowed it to achieve a much better result than the rest of the systems.

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems.  This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance.  Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering.  The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.

The XPS 730 H2C claims the top spot in 3DMark06's built-in CPU benchmark. It is worth noting the significant performance advantage the quad-core systems have over the dual-core systems in this test. The quad-core Q6600 was able to post a much better score than the dual-core E6850 despite having a per-core frequency that is 600MHz lower. Our XPS 730 H2C is equipped with an Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor clocked at 3.8GHz, the highest frequency out of all of the systems in our test, so it is not surprising that it achieved the best score.

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