Benchmarks - System
System benchmarks give us an idea as to how much power the entire system has as it was built. These numbers represent the build as it was tested and certain aspects of the results will change if you happen to be running faster memory or a better processor.
PCMark 7 is a overall system benchmark designed for Windows 7 that combines more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. The PCMark score is completely portable however to recreate it the score completely you will need almost identical hardware.
PCMark Vantage is a system benchmark from the makers of 3DMark. It uses a variety of 2d tests to determine an overall computer score based on your system configuration. The PCMark score is completely portable however to recreate the score completely you will need almost identical hardware.
Bapco SYSmark 2012 is a true real-world benchmarking suite and upgrade to SYSmark 2007 Preview. The new benchmark brings true 64-bit application testing along with full support for Windows 7 and Windows 8. SYSmark tests the whole system performance by running through a series of real programs while recording the results. These programs include: ABBYY FineReader pro 10.0, Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, Adobe After Effects CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, Adobe Flash player 10.1, AutoDesk 3DS Max 2011, AutoDesk AutoCAD 2011, Google Sketchup Pro 8, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Microsoft Office 2010, Mozilla Firefox Installer, Mozilla Firefox 3.6.8, Winzip Pro 14.5.
Sandra is a software collection of synthetic benchmarks that will give us a basic idea as to what a system is capable of. It should be noted that SiSoft numbers can sometimes vary depending on what version you have installed; these were recorded using Sandra Professional Version 20.18.2014.2