A few months ago I launched something we quickly titled "Bench". The idea behind AnandTech Bench is that it's a publicly accessible version of the database of benchmarks we've run internally.  You can currently compare 34 AMD CPUs and 36 Intel CPUs in the engine across 18 benchmarks.  I'm working on adding power data as well.

You can access Bench at its own URL: http://www.anandtech.com/bench  

Currently Bench only has CPU data in it but there are plans to expand it to storage and GPUs in the future, the former being far easier than the latter due to constantly changing drivers. The data used in bench is the same data used in our reviews, but it has to be entered in manually after a new CPU launches. If you ever see a chip get reviewed on AT but don't see its data in Bench, drop me a line and I'll make sure it gets in there. 

Today I added in data for the Atom 230 and 330 processors using Intel's D945GCLF and D945GCLF2 motherboards so you can see exactly how both single and dual-core Atom stack up to modern day desktop microprocessors. 

I'm also considering running data on an older CPU. In my recent Zotac Ion review I included performance results from a single-core Northwood Pentium 4 2.66GHz processor, which inspired me to want to run a whole slew of older P4 numbers for inclusion in bench. I don't think it's wise to spend several weeks rerunning every single old CPU out there, but I figured one or two couldn't hurt. 

Any suggestions from the crowd? Is a single-core Pentium 4 good enough or would you like to see some dual-core P4 stuff? What about anything from the Athlon 64 days? Respond in the comments and come to some sort of reasonable agreement and I'll see about getting the data in there :)


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  • MrBlonde - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    For some people seeing data for P4 era chips is still relevant. My boss still runs a P4 2.8Ghz Northwood (B I think) non Hyperthreading model. Of course if you do a Pentium I'm sure somebody will want to see data for an Athlon XP. Reply
  • mino - Monday, May 25, 2009 - link


    Actuall I feel it much more relevant that havin 5 different Sempron-LE from the ssame generation ...

    I would go for at least one result from the:
    Coppermine (i.e. 1Ghz/100)
    Thunderbird (i.e. 1GHz/266)
    Throughbred (i.e. 2GHz/266)
    NetBurst-ed Celeron 3Ghz/400/128k -> this score is VERY important for many BFU's ...
    Northwood C (i.e. 3GHz/800)
    Pentium D (i.e. 840/940 - 3GHz/800)
    A64 754 (i.e. 2GHz/512k)
    A64 939 (i.e. 2GHz/1M)
    A64 X2 939 (i.e. 3800+)
    Conroe 2GHz/2M
    Banias 1.5GHz/400
    Dothan 2Ghz/533

    Simply said, every major CPU line since PIII/Athlon days shall have ist numbers.

  • whydoyoucare - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    The Atom 230 comes out on top against the Atom 330 in the majority of the benchmarks when I compare them.

    Maybe a data entry error?
  • UNHchabo - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    I think you're seeing the 230 bar as larger than the 330 bar, but many of those tests are "Lower is better". Reply
  • Fenixgoon - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    Would it be possible to include these parameters as well? Obviously atom will be smoked by just about everything, but it's the low power consumption that makes it so attractive. Reply
  • ICBM - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    I think it would be great to throw a VIA C7 and some of the Nano models. The Nano is the real competition. Reply
  • matheusber - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    definitely Nano is a good call :)

  • Hlafordlaes - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    Me, too. Reply
  • vshah - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    i just upgraded from a p4C 3.0ghz to an i920, I would love to see my old processor included in Bench Reply
  • plonk420 - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - link

    i love it ... except for ONE small thing:

    build 819 of x264 is pretty old... there have been quite a few peryn, phenom (i and ii), and nehalem optimizations since then. if you're looking for NO optimizations across them, it's too new.

    as of 5/5, me posting to another site, the following builds had optimizations to all of the aforementioned architectures:

    commit a5ac6a5b8688915553fe6fccee09f1272f3788ac r1019
    commit 83baa7fdd2edf3e2f9522fc8b79e0826bcf190fc r1028
    commit f9dba8bb274dffb19394db20912823464efcb8e1 r1030
    commit e1013e8152254614696bbc9d92959bc9705d98b1 r1035
    commit 77028cd3671de855affb02ffefe6bbd99ac7816e r1048
    commit 00cef64dd3fff5d4b5b9b0e63314c11bfb7d33e0 r1067
    commit 2dca5f5413051a26cbba4e20f3c77ff69b694ba3 r1122
    commit 10d6ef07409ebe38b5f1e8e4516155a2fe66d4c6 r1125

    (see changelog at http://x264.nl/x264/changelog.txt">http://x264.nl/x264/changelog.txt )

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