AMD Phenom 9900 Processor Review – Spider Platform

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Cinebench R10


CINEBENCH is the free benchmarking tool for Windows and Mac OS based on the powerful 3D software CINEMA 4D. Consequently, the results of tests conducted using CINEBENCH 10 carry significant weight when analyzing a computer’s performance in everyday use. Especially a system’s CPU and the OpenGL capabilities of its graphics card are put through their paces (even multiprocessor systems with up to 16 dedicated CPUs or processor cores). The test procedure consists of two main components: The first test sequence is dedicated to the computer’s main processor. A 3D scene file is used to render a photo reaslistic image. The scene makes use of various CPU-intensive features such as reflection, ambient occlusion, area lights and procedural shaders. In the first run, the benchmark only uses one CPU (or CPU core), to ascertain a reference value. On machines that have multiple CPUs or CPU cores, and also on those who simulate multiple CPUs (via HyperThreading or similar technolgies), MAXON CINEBENCH will run a second test using all available CPU power. Again, higher Frames/Second and lower rendering time in seconds equal better performance.

Cinebench 10

Cinebench R10 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on all of the processors, which makes this a great benchmark to look at multi-core platforms.

Cinebench R10 Results

Results: Cinebench R10 results showed the 2.6GHz Phenom 9900 was about 15 seconds slower than an Intel Q6600 at just 2.4Ghz. The 3.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition processor was just a single second behind the 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor, which goes to show MHz isn’t everything! The Intel QX6850 and QX9650 are both 3GHz parts, but it’s obvious that the additional cache helped out on this great 64-bit benchmark. The Intel QX9770, with it’s faster FSB and higher clock speeds, was able to shave another three seconds off the benchmark and is almost able to complete it in a minute flat.

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