MSI P965 Neo-F For Core 2 Duo - Application Benchmarks - Continued...

Article Index
MSI P965 Neo-F For Core 2 Duo
Board Layout - Up Close
Very Standard BIOS - Lean on Tweaking
Test Setup and Early Benchmarks
Application Benchmarks - Continued...
Game Performance and Benchmarking
Game Benchmarking - Continued...
Overclocking the P965 Neo-F
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Application Benchmarks (continued):

This next benchmark shows how these two processors handle the task of real world Photoshop usage.  We used the file and set of actions from DriverHeaven.  This benchmark is a little involved to set up because it is a set of PhotoShop tasks that are timed using the built-in timer.  Click the chart below for a full-sized chart to see how these processors scale.

PhotoShop CS2 Benchmark
PhotoShop CS2 Benchmark

This next test was brought to me by JayMo and was quite interesting to see.  This test is an Ultima Online Server script that parses over 200MB of XML files and loads the Ultima Online server.  This test is purely mathematical and shows how well each CPU can handle raw data.  This server script is generally used on hefty Dual Opteron servers as each server can host 2000+ players.  We'll see how a desktop chip can handle the task.

UO Server Load
UO Server Load

This test shows how well both CPU's handle file compression and extraction.  Our test file is a 74.4MB Zip file that contains 10,092 files and folders.  It is mostly HTML, XML and MySQL databases so there is a lot of compression possible as these files are basically text files.  When the archive is uncompressed it occupies 398MB.  The compression ratio is a little better than 5.3:1.

File Compression/Decompression
File Compression/Decompression

Overall, the MSI motherboard runs a little faster, harder and longer than the Intel motherboard in applications.  Next up we'll run through a bunch of games to see if the trend continues.