TRG Posted March 3, 2010 Share Posted March 3, 2010 (edited) I was thinking. When I'm benching superpi 1M or Pifast on a heavily overclocked Pentium 3, it takes between 1 and 3 minutes to get the job done. This is quite some time to keep your OC stable. But when benching on a new i5 670 LN2 cooled system, these times go down to as little as a few seconds. This way the record is more getting the allure of a suicide screenshot than a real benchmark Of course, there are still superpi 32M and wPrime1024M available, which helps a lot. These two are now down to ~5 and ~1 minutes, respectively. But eventually they will also go down quite a bit. The discussion points that I want to make: - Is a benchmark such as Pifast still relevant for modern CPU's? - Is the challenge of getting the CPU stable still real for such short bench times? Or is it getting more and more a good shot of good luck and hoping that you get a 'stable' moment while benching? - Are the current set of CPU specific benches future proof? - Are there alternative benches that can induce a more intense load on the modern CPU architectures? Oh yeah, and remember. In 50 years, when graphite is the main resource material for CPU's (up to 1 THz), the silicium age will be known as the stone age of electronics See my attachment for a quick bench envelope over the last years (based on pentium release dates and topscores) EDIT: For some reason I'm missing part of the beginning of my post when looking at it on the forums, but while editing and previewing it looks fine? IE issue? EDIT2: My post looks fine in Firefox, but I'm still missing the first part in IE. Renderfault? EDIT3: Correction: wPrime1024M is down to 1m20s with the new 980 Edited March 11, 2010 by TRG Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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