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Reviewed by: Norman Tan [08.01.05]
Manufactured by: Tyan



Worldbench is a benchmark that takes hours upon hours to go through 3 runs, but it's a good indicator of real world performance as well.. it uses real world applications.

The results are based on the time it took to complete each test so lower scores are better.

The K8WE enjoys a very small 3% advantage over the DK8N which is similar to the results found in the rest of the review.

SPECviewperf 8.1

SPECviewperf is a collection of application traces that were collected from various industry programs and combined to provide users with an overall picture of expected real world performance.

3dsMax Viewset
CATIA Viewset
EnSight Viewset
Lightscape Viewset
Maya Viewset
Pro/ENGINEER Viewset
SolidWorks Viewset
Unigraphics Viewset

The K8WE enjoys a small lead over the DK8N in most of the tests which goes to show how mature the DK8N was when it was released.

POV-Ray 3.7 Beta

The newest beta os POV-ray added support for multiple processors so we fired it up to see how the two systems compared. The built-in test suite was used and render times recorded. Lower in better in this case.

As the system is CPU intensive, we do not see much variance in the results.

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