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TomSing

Any histogram for common configurations?

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Great site, love it. I found what others are posting from a keyword search, which is good, but if there is a histogram for various families of chips and 'common' configurations it would be nice. Tough to group what is 'common' however, since the overclockers and the custom PCs will skew the averages.

Below are my numbers for two 'generic' out of the box Core2 Duo and i5-2400 machines, with the only modification is that I added a cheap graphics card to the i5. I am "happy" with my performance even though these machines are 'below average' and fall in roughly the bottom 33% percentile. This is because I am guessing the overclockers and custom PCs skew the results posted here. Also switching from a HDD to a SSD would boost my score I'm sure, as well as adding RAM and going to a 64-bit OS.

Tom

NovaBench Score: 325
5/19/2013 10:04:26 PM
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Intel Core2 Duo T6570 2.10GHz @ 2101 MHz
Graphics Card: Mobile IntelĀ® 4 Series Express Chipset Family

2937 MB System RAM (Score: 89)
- RAM Speed: 2990 MB/s

CPU Tests (Score: 204)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 50615932
- Integer Operations/Second: 120355326
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 676295

Graphics Tests (Score: 13)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 48

Hardware Tests (Score: 19)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 287 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 43 MB/s

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Verified NovaBench Score: 706

Test run on May 19, 2013 at 02:27
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Intel Intel Core i5-2400 3.10GHz running at 3101 MHz
ATI ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series GPU
3062 MB System RAM (Score: 140)
- RAM Speed: 12702 MB/s
CPU Tests (Score: 452)
- Floating Point Operations/Second: 102539980
- Integer Operations/Second: 391895088
- MD5 Hashes Generated/Second: 1104457
Graphics Tests (Score: 83)
- 3D Frames Per Second: 263
Hardware Tests (Score: 31)
- Primary Partition Capacity: 466 GB
- Drive Write Speed: 71 MB/s

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Thanks for the suggestion. Improving the results and comparison abilities is definitely something I've been wanting to do with the site for a while.

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More research on the benchmarks shows that the gating factor limiting speed on these two systems are the slow mechanical HDs. Switching to a SSD would improve the score.

Also of interest is apparently Intel has several Intel HD Graphics on-chip graphics controllers, and it appears the fastest ones are on the fastest chips, that is, the i7 chip would have a faster Intel HD Graphics controller than a Core2 Duo. In Frames Per Second, the fastest commonly available Intel HD Graphics controller appears to be the Intel HD Graphics 4000, with about 173 FPS, which puts it in the upper one-third of all GPUs, but still worse performance than a decent external graphics card, or about the same performance as a cheap graphics card like my Radeon 4600.

Keeping on topic, what is needed are some graphics to show this in pictures.

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