2D VS 3D BENCHMARKING
In this testing we are just focusing on 2D (Two Dimensional) benchmarks. With 2D benchmarking your focus is on overclocking the CPU and RAM. By adding in overclocking the graphics card along side the CPU and RAM as you may expect is known as 3D (Three Dimensional) benchmarking with such benchmarks as the 3Dmark suite.
wPrime is a leading multithreaded benchmark for processors that tests your processor performance by calculating square roots with a recursive call of Newton’s method for estimating functions, with f(x)=x2-k, where k is the number we’re sqrting, until Sgn(f(x)/f'(x)) does not equal that of the previous iteration, starting with an estimation of k/2. It then uses an iterative calling of the estimation method a set amount of times to increase the accuracy of the results. It then confirms that n(k)2=k to ensure the calculation was correct. It repeats this for all numbers from 1 to the requested maximum.
This is the same as above although in this case the requested maximum is 1024M.
CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.
This shows us the maximum overclock on both ambient and LN2 cooling allowing for CPU-z validation.
SIMPLE CPU BINNING ANALOGY
Our results were the best we were able to obtain after testing five CPU’s. This testing known as binning is where a person buys a quantity of the same CPU and picks the best one based on ambient overclocking voltages with maximum overclock. Another important factor in binning is how the CPU handles the cold such as CB and CBB’s. You may find a CPU is not the best on ambient, but can handle lower temperatures which in effect may produce better results.