Systemax Wildcat AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 SLI Gaming PC
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...
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.
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.