Synthetic Tests 2
Queen CPU test
CPU Queen test uses only the basic x86 instructions, it consumes less than 1 MB system memory and it is HyperThreading, multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core aware and thus is a multithreading CPU Benchmark with MMX, SSE2 and SSE3 optimizations.
A good question always asked is this one: Does faster memory have a direct effect on CPU performance? Well, if the program is small enough to run in the memory. Typicailly very little. But little differences can be measured. Let us demonstrate in the chart above. So as you can see .. you can measure it alright .. but it's just such such small difference really that system fluctuations rule out anything.
For this test we encrypt some precious data with the help of the CPU. Data encryption has become a sad necessity for responsible data managers. Cryptography is the science of secret codes, enabling the confidentiality of communication through an insecure channel. The AES algorithm uses one of three cipher key strengths: a 128-, 192-, or 256-bit encryption key (password). Each encryption key size causes the algorithm to behave slightly differently, so the increasing key sizes not only offer a larger number of bits with which you can scramble the data, but also increase the complexity of the cipher algorithm. AES encryption is applied a lot in compressing software like WinZIP.
Again a CPU test, yet ffs we wanted to see of memory had an effect here. None whatsoever :) Okay, moving on. Let's compress something with WinRAR.