Since starting our Bench results databases, they've grown by leaps and bounds. Bench is a central place where you can compare products based on the variety of tests and benchmarks we throw at them, and if you haven't checked it out already, you should, because it's downright huge. Our CPU bench alone has exploded, with test results for 121 different processors across 47 different disciplines. Today, Bench virtually doubles in size as we've added three new Benches.

First, and nearest and dearest to my heart, we introduce the Mobile Bench, a database of test results from over fifty different notebooks and netbooks across more than twenty different disciplines. Nearly every notebook we've tested since the beginning of 2010—and even a few towards the end of 2009—is represented here, although not all results are available on every notebook (i.e. high-detail gaming on a netbook isn't a concern). If you want to find the fastest gaming notebook or the best battery life on the market, check out our Mobile Bench.

Second and no less impressive is our Smartphone Bench. Featuring 27 different smartphones, our Bench contains results across 16 different tests, all easily searchable and sortable. If you're looking for the most talking time, the nicest screen, or the snappiest web browsing, the phone you're looking for is probably in our Smartphone Bench.

And finally, Ryan has been working overtime to produce our 2011 GPU Bench. It features the results of 29 different GPU configurations across 48 different tests, updated with DirectX 11 class hardware and the benchmarks to go with it along with some DirectX 10 hardware to use as a frame of reference.

Our Benches are updated regularly as new products get reviewed and entered into them (hence the staggering mass of our CPU Bench), and you find them all through the main AnandTech Bench page. As we review future phones, laptops, GPUs, and CPUs, the database will continue to grow. If you have any questions about or suggestions for the new Benches, please let us know in the comments!

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  • sircod - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - link

    I'm happy to see your 2011 GPU bench is up, I was wondering when you would get the newer cards on there. But one thing I would love to see is average framerates across all the games you tested, once for each of the three tested resolutions. I'm not as concerned with how well a card performs at individual games as I am with its overall performance. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - link

    The relative performance of the cards really varies depending on the resolution. If you averaged out the data, you'd completely miss the fact that AMD cards tend to drop off in performance a bit more slowly than NVIDIA cards with higher resolutions. As a result 2560 is a much different case than say 1680. Reply
  • ProDigit - Saturday, February 05, 2011 - link

    See that?
    The benches are so corrupt!
    There's an Atom N450 in second place, right next to a corei3.
    Then there are some corei5's at the bottom right inbetween more atom processors!
    Unbelievable!
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  • ProDigit - Saturday, February 05, 2011 - link

    too bad there is no bench done on the Atom N550 for netbooks. Reply
  • gevorg - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - link

    I really like how the Anand Bench is improving. Some areas needs work though. For example, values for GPU idle noise levels are pretty useless. I assume these are from reference cards, but if you actually take a measurement from a "real-world" cardd like Asus, XFI, Saphire, etc, the idle noise for them can go well under 20dBa, and not 40+dBa as shown in the Bench. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - link

    This is because the way Ryan measures noise levels for GPUs is at a distance of 12" from an open case, and the noise from system fans contributes to the overall noise levels. So in this particular benchmark, the noise floor is ~40dB, though if you close the case and measure at a distance of 3' you'd drop to probably 30-33dB. (It would still be a "tie" however.) Reply
  • Brian Klug - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - link

    Just to chime in with Jarred, our speakerphone volume level in the smartphone bench has a noise floor of 51.8 dBA. I'm still adding lots of data in there as well.

    -Brian
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  • halcyon - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - link

    Will you be adding Nokia N8 results to the smartphone bench? Reply
  • Brian Klug - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - link

    The N8 should be in there as the N8-00, I had that in there but didn't have it set to live. We're still adding lots of benches to the Smartphone bench in particular.

    -Brian
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  • Cat - Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - link

    I think. Reply

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