Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Review

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SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench

In order to get a feel for how the ATIV Book 9 Plus compares to other ultrabooks on the market, we ran a few established benchmarks. We began our benchmark testing with SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench.

SiSoft SANDRA 2013
Synthetic General Performance Metrics

We began 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

In all four tests, the SANDRA scores are in line with what we’d expect to see from the ATIV Book 9 Plus. If you compare the ATIV Book 9 Plus scores to the 2014 Dell XPS 13, the scores are a bit lower but still very similar. Keep in mind that the 2014 Dell XPS 13 has a Core i7-4500U processor while the ATIV Book 9 Plus has a Core i5-4200U processor.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering 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.


In the OpenGL test, the ATIV Book 9 Plus scored lower than many similarly-equipped machines. In the CPU test, however, it had scores that were identical to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014 and Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro which also feature a Core i5-4200U processor.

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