Originally Posted by malmental
benching is entirely different from real world scenarios, you can bench anything even an Intel P4
but that doesn't mean the P4 will multitask with any efficiency or make progress...?
and RAM @ 2133MHz for a HTPC is kinda ridiculous, it's not gonna make the vid play faster..
That's kind of a weird argument, especially for this site. Benching relieves a lot of variables for a testing comparison, although some test certain things better than others. That's why we have a lot of them
. Also, a lot of games come with a test/benchmark mode that can be a good indicator of performance on a particular game.
That's true about video playback, but there's a noticeable gaming gain on APUs with faster RAM. Sometimes it's fun to play on the bigger screen