CPU load at 50% - is this normal?
I am using Performance Test to compare two CPUs, the X6800 and the Q6800. I am getting numbers similar to the ones on the benchmark site, but I noticed when running the advanced tests on the X6800 that the CPU load never goes above 50%. I watched the performace tab in task manager while starting the tests, and both cores would initially spike, and then one would stop altogether. I have tried setting number of processes under preferences to both "2" and "4", neither makes a difference.
Do the advanced tests only run on a single core? Or am I missing something? In the regular tests I am getting ~1700 for the CPUMark (and ~3300 for the Q6800) which is what I expect, but the CPU usage seems a little odd.
The Advanced Multiple Process test was locked to a single CPU core - this was not the case for the Standard CPU test. This has been corrected in PerformanceTest 6.1.1010, now available from:
Thanks for the post.
Ah, that did it, thanks!
...and quick too, i just downloaded 1001 yesterday.