Specification and Methodology
Matte Screen 17.3" 1920×1080 screen
Patriot Gauntlet Node USB 3.0 Enclosure w/ Intel 520 Series SSD (USB 3.0 Testing)
Razer Death Adder Mouse
The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 8 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).
Good Benchmarking Practice