Systemax Wildcat AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 SLI Gaming PC

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WorldBench 5.0: 3ds Max, WME 9 & Mozilla Multi-Tasking

We continued our testing of the Systemax Wildcat with a few more tests that are part of the Worldbench 5.0 suite...

PC World's Worldbench 5.0: 3ds Max
More Real-World Application Performance

With 3D Studio Max, we continued to see the Systemax Wildcat compete on-par with our Athlon 64 X2 4800+ reference system, and managed to top the Pentium Extreme Edition 965 test system.  Our reference Athlon 64 FX-60 based system completed the test 14 seconds quicker than the Wildcat, however, which can likely be attributed to slight differences in the systems' configurations. 

Windows Media Encoder 9 & Mozilla Multi-Tasking
More Digital Video Encoding

We continued our testing, this time with Multi-Tasking being the focus.  In this test, a video is encoded using Windows Media Encoder while an instance of the Mozilla browser is running and navigating through various cached HTML pages. Because the system is multi-tasking with two different applications, this test is more taxing on the system overall.

 

Multi-tasking performance was again on the same level as our Athlon 64 X2 4800+, although the 4800+ did complete this test two seconds faster overall.  Our test bed running the Athlon 64 FX-60 weighed in a full 24 seconds faster than the Systemax Wildcat though.  Clearly something was holding the system back in its "out-of-box" configuration, and its performance suffered in these past two tests because of it.


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