Überclok Reactor: “Überperformance” Gaming?

Benchmarks - Audio, Video and Applications

Audio

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The Überclok Reactor encoded a large wave file to Apple’s iTunes format at incredible speed, blowing away the XPS 630 by 136%.

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Lame MP3 encoder gets less benefit from Überclok’s higher speed, but its 51% performance increase is still admirable.

Video

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Überclok Reactor’s overclocked processor helps it to transcode a DVD9 video to the smaller DVD4.7 size 36% faster than the lower-cost Dell XPS 630.

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TMPGenc sees a 34% performance gain from the Überclok Reactor’s overclocked CPU.

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Mainconcept h.264 encoding hands a 48% lead to the Überclok Reactor.

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Even though the Überclok Reactor has a much faster processor than the Dell XPS 630, Studio 11 shows only a 21% lead.

Applications

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3D Studio Max 9 hands Überclok a 57% lead.

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A super-fast processor puts the Überclok Reactor ahead of the XPS 630 by 52% in Cinema 4D.

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Not quite as impressive as its Cinema 4D performance, the Überclok Reactor leads the XPS 630 by 45% in Acrobat 7 format conversion.

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Überclok’s lead over the XPS 630 narrows even further, to 26% in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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Deep Fritz shows the Überclok Reactor with a 49% advantage in relative speed.

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The Deep Fritz kilo nodes-per-second test shows little to no performance difference between the high-clock speed Überclok Reactor and stock-speed XPS 630.

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WinRAR gains 40% from the higher-priced Überclok Reactor, and any limitation of performance gains could be caused by Uberclock’s selection of hard drive.