Initial Vital Signs and SANDRA Testing
Below is a quick snapshot of what the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T is configured with and how it presents itself to the Windows 8 Pro operating system.
Unfortunately Windows RT doesn't offer a Windows Experience rating like Windows 8 Pro does, so we don't have data to offer for comparison. However, you can see this tablet is rated at a 3.2 on a scale of up to 9.9, which is of course a metric that also considers desktop level performance. This is obviously just a reference point more than anything.
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, File System).
SANDRA CPU and Multimedia Benchmarks
SANDRA Memory and File System Benchmarks
SANDRA reports that Integer performance for the Clover Trail Z2760 is up nicely versus the previous gen Atom D525 dual core architecture, in fact surpassing AMD's E-350 APU as well. Floating Point performance hasn't changed at all according to SANDRA. Multi-Media SSE optimized performance is about flat as well. Memory Bandwidth with Clover Trail does seem to be up slightly versus the previous gen Pineview architecture and SANDRA reports the storage subsystem in the Samsung ATIV tablet to be about on par with the average 7200RPM, 3Gbps SATA hard drive.