|Motherboard||MSI 890GXM-G65 Motherboard|
|CPU||AMD Phenom II x4 975 Black Edition|
|Power Supply||Lian Li Maxima Force Extreme Power Supply PS-A750GB 750W|
|RAM||6GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer|
|GPU||On board Radeon 4290|
|Hard Drive||Crucial 128GB SSD|
All of our benchmarks were done at both the stock speed of 3.6GHz and at the overclocked speed of 4GHz.
The archiving program WinRAR has a built-in benchmarking utility that helps give an idea of the performance that you can expect when using the program.
|WinRAR – Stock 3.6GHz||WinRAR – Overclocked 4GHz|
Here we can see that at the stock speeds, the 975 processes about 1.3 MB/s, while when overclocked it can process an impressive 2.5 MB/s. WinRAR loves using multicore processors to help it compress files. The more cores, the better, as far as it’s concerned.
ScienceMark is a program that puts a CPU through its paces by running a set of 7 benchmarks, each measuring a different aspect of real world system performance.
|ScienceMark – Stock 3.6GHz||ScienceMark – Overclocked 4GHz|
We can see that the processor scored 2206.08, which actually beats the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition at stock speeds. This is due to the 975 having a faster clock speed at stock settings than the 1100T. ScienceMark is not very multi-threaded. With the chip overclocked to 4GHz, the score is bumped up to an impressive 2421.19.