Futuremark’s 3DMark06 has a built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that’s useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU’s performance. Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering. The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.
Benchmark Results: For not having any L3 cache the AMD Athlon II X4 620 and Athlon II X4 630 processors do fairly well in 3DMark06. Having a 3DMark06 score of nearly 4,000 3DMarks puts the Athlon II X4 630 just behind the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor again.