Main Specifications / Test Software
AMD Dual Core E-450
Windows 7 64bit – SP1
DirectX 9.0c/DirectX 10/DirectX11 June 2010
Atto Disk Benchmark
Arcsoft Media Convertor 7
Star Wars: The Old Republic
After receiving and configuring the ZOTAC Mini PC the hard drive was formatted to ensure a clean build was in place. All Windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drive was de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).
Good Benchmarking Practice
Hardware Heaven does not use benchmark scripts. We play the games for long periods of time on various levels and report any unusual findings we see. Then we record with FRAPS across several in game levels recording the averages. This is real world testing and is just how you guys will experience the game.Â Occasionally we might throw in a time demo as a further comparison, but we will note it.