How capable is your PC at playing audio?

Some of you asked us additional questions regarding system checking with the JRMC Benchmark test.

We ran this test on 3 different computers.

Please refer to the table with comments below:

Asus i5 Ultrabook laptop

Core Specs Windows Experience Index JRMC Benchmark
i5 CPU @ 1.7GHz, 8GB of RAM, Hybrid HDD/SDD CPU 6.9, RAM7.4 ~900

Plays DSD 256 and can play convert PCM to DSD256 if moderate workload, no Photoshop or other resource hogs

HP Core-Duo II 2.2Ghz laptop

Core Specs Windows Experience Index JRMC Benchmark
Core Duo II P8400 2.2 GHz, 4GB of RAM, Hybrid HDD/SDD CPU 5.9, RAM 5.9 ~1,700

Plays DSD 256 and can convert PCM to DSD256 but struggles with even minimal workload done while playing PCM converted to DSD256

Desktop

Core Specs Windows Experience Index JRMC Benchmark
i7 CPU @ 3.5GHz, 16GB of RAM, SSD only CPU 7.9, RAM 7.9 ~4,000

Plays DSD 256 and can convert PCM to DSD with normal workload, can use fairly CPU/Memory intensive Applications

From the results:

1) The JRMC Benchmark Test is not the end all and the be all.

2) Also use the Windows Experience test score (aim for 7.0 or above for CPU+RAM as other such as graphics are really relevant to audio playback)

To conclude, it would be best to have a Win Experience test of 7.0 or above AND JRMC Benchmark of ~3,000.

But do not lose sleep if the JRMC Benchmark test alone is not ~3,000.

Ultimately, if your audio playback suffers, just take a look at both and they should provide good pointers.

Good luck!

Note: if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to open a support ticket and one of our technical staff will do their best to help.

http://support.ifi-audio.com/

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