Originally Posted by Alexium
So the old P95 is actually a better stress test?
How do you define better ?
My understanding is this, using the settings 128 128 FFT's in place obviously stresses the CPU more than in newer versions, thermals are higher, power usage is higher.
So in this scenario you could say that older versions are a 'better' stress test.
But my question is, in what real world scenario would such settings actually be used by software ?
I dont know the answer to this question but I would not think it is a usual scenario.
When I use prime95 to test my CPU I use custom and 14000mb of my RAM this scenario, different lengths of FFT's are used while cycling/loading through all my RAM, in my mind this seems to be a more usual scenario.
Unless somone sits down and does compares with different FFT lengths between different versions of prime95, we wont really know the whole picture.
As of now it seems that 128 128 FFT's does indeed stress the CPU 'better' than in newer versions though with different FFT lengths this may well change.
Thats the depth of my knowledge on this subject so far