SiSOFT SANDRA and Cinebench
After wrapping up FutureMark testing, we ran SiSoftware SANDRA. More specifically, we executed four tests, including those for CPU arithmetic, multimedia, physical disks and memory bandwidth.
Again, the numbers here are solid but not awe-inspiring. The B50 holds its own against competitors.
The B50’s hard drive read speeds were quite good – actually, it nearly topped the chart in our SANDRA test. These speeds are nowhere nearly as fast as standalone solid-state drives, of course, but at 158MB/s, the 7200RPM drive won’t bog down performance much.
Cinebench R11.5 isolates the CPU and video chip using two separate tests. The former is subjected to a load that includes around 300,000 polygons and heavy image processing. The latter includes three times as many polygons, as well as details and textures galore. In short, these two tests offer a very good look at a machine’s potential.
Just like the FutureMark scores, Cinebench’s CPU test shows this processor putting up average scores. Nothing earth-shattering but not lackadaisical, either.