Samsung ATIV Book 6 Notebook Review

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Cinebench and SiSoft Sandra Benchmarks

We kicked off our testing of the Samsung ATIV 6 with Cinebench and SiSoft SANDRA.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance

Cinebench R11.5 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

The ATIV Book 6 took top honors in the Cinebench test, but to be fair, many of its closest rivals are designed to be a bit more portable. Interestingly, the ATIV Book 6 sits in an odd spot these days; it's not exactly sleek and weak, but it's not a purebred gaming machine/mobile workstation, either.

SiSoft SANDRA 2013
Synthetic General Performance Metrics

We like SiSoftware SANDRA (System Analyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) because its suite of benchmark tools let us get a look at the performance of individual subsystems.

The ATIV Book 6 provided solid scores in these tests, as well. The CPU and memory tests are impressive, but the physical disc test exposes the unit's weakest point: a relatively slow 5400RPM hard drive. Without question, the sluggish hard drive is the bottleneck of this machine.

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