Globe and Mail game columnist reports on how System Mechanic 9 impacted his system's performance. From the story:
System cleansed and in prime operating condition, I ran 3DMark Vantage again…and achieved some very impressive results.
My Firebird's overall performance score jumped to P6571 3DMarks, an improvement of more than 35 per cent. Meanwhile, its CPU and Graphics scores went from 9120 to 11170 and 4100 to 5778, respectively (again, higher numbers are better).
Of course, the real proof is in actual game performance.
So I loaded up the strategy game World in Conflict and ran its built-in graphics benchmark. The result was an increase of about 12 frames per second over what I had recorded when I ran the test shortly after first unboxing the machine. Impressive, to say the least.