Benchmark Tests Overview
RealBench features several open source softwares with the latest CPU extensions, where each would test a different part of the system:
GIMP image editing
This focuses on single-threaded CPU performance and memory performance, therefore CPU clock speed and memory efficiency (timings + frequency) are the key to a good score. It uses up to SSE4.2 CPU extensions.
HandBrake video compression.
This focuses on multi-threaded CPU and cache performance, therefore the more CPU threads, cache and clock speed you have the better the score. It uses up to AVX CPU extensions.
This focuses entirely on OpenCL performance. It will check for GPU accelerated OpenCL first, before defaulting to CPU if it isn’t present. It is also compatible with AMD’s upcoming hUMA between APU and GPU. It scales perfectly across all available resources, so the more OpenCL capable GPUs installed the better the score. OpenCL driver efficiency is also key to this test, with some components performing better than others. The test runs for a fixed period and is calculated on the sustained KSample/sec the system can generate.
This test uses a combination of the above tests to simulate a heavy multitasking scenario that loads the entire system.
We like RealBench for it’s real life testing methods that scale well with Memory and CPU speeds. Here in the image encoding test we got a score of 106.611 seconds, barely falling behind the 3000MHz kits.
Heavy multitasking in ROG RealBench hits 93.363 seconds and a couple of seconds slower than the faster rated kits.
We ran the image editing test several times in excess of our normal three runs, and the Corsair kit jumped up ahead of one of our 3000MHz kits and ran 67.245 seconds.