MSI Mega mPC 945 SFF PC
Cinebench R9.5 & 3DMark06 - CPU Tests
CINEBENCH R9.5 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in minutes:seconds).
Like our LAME MT and Kribibench testing, the results with Cinebench R9.5 were a near dead-heat. Interestingly, in the single thread test, the AL8 managed to complete the task two seconds faster than the Mega mPC 945. However, with multi-threaded testing, both test beds completed the script in the same amount of time.
3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded "gaming related" DirectX metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are generated with a software renderer, which is dependent on the host CPU's performance. This means that the calculations normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the central processor. The number of frames generated per second in each test is used to determine the final score.
Using 3DMark06 to assess pure CPU performance, once again we give the edge to the Abit AL8 by a small margin. However, beating the Mega mPC 945 by 18 points equated to a mere 1.3% lead overall.