AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE and Phenom II X4 810 Processors

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The Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test system that was used. It should be noted that all Phenom II testing for this article was done on the MSI DKA790GX Platinum motherboard, which is an AMD Socket AM2+ platform. We will do an AM2+ versus AM3 article in the days to come that shows DDR2 versus DDR3 performance. The focus of this article is the performance results against more than 20 other leading processors.

The Test System

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. All of the modules were run in dual channel mode with a 120mm fan placed on top of them to keep them cool except for the Core i7 system that was run in triple channel. The EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB used NVIDIA ForceWare 169.28 video card drivers and the. The LGA 775 test system used the ASUS P5E3 motherboard using BIOS version 1404 and the LGA 1366 test system used the ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboard with BIOS v8004. The AMD Phenom testing was done on the MSI DKA790GX Platinum motherboard with BIOS v1.6 installed along with ATI system driver version 8.54.

Memory Settings:

  • Core i7 920, 940, 965 – 1600MHz @ 8-8-8-24 (DDR3)
  • QX9775 – 800MHz @ 5-5-5-15 (FB-DIMM)
  • QX9770 – 1600MHz @ 7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
  • Q9300 – 1333MHz @ 7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
  • Q8200 – 1333MHz @ 7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
  • QX6850 – 1333MHz @ 7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
  • Q6600 – 1066MHz @ 7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
  • E8500 – 1333MHz @ 7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
  • E7200 – 1066MHz @ 7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
  • E6750 – 1333MHz @ 7-7-7-20 (DDR3)
  • Phenom II X4 940 – 1066MHz @ 5-5-5-15 (DDR2)
  • Phenom II X4 920 – 1066MHz @ 5-5-5-15 (DDR2)
  • Phenom II X4 810 – 1066MHz @ 5-5-5-15 (DDR2)
  • Phenom II X3 720 - 1066MHz @ 5-5-5-15 (DDR2)
  • Phenom X4 9950 – 800MHz @ 4-4-4-12 (DDR2)
  • Phenom X4 9850 – 800MHz @ 5-5-5-15 (DDR2)
  • Phenom X4 9600 – 800MHz @ 5-5-5-15 (DDR2)
  • Phenom X4 9350e – 800MHz @ 4-4-4-12 (DDR2)
  • Phenom X3 8750 – 800MHz @ 5-5-5-15 (DDR2)
  • Athlon 64 X2 5000+ – 800MHz @ 4-4-4-12 (DDR2)

Here is the Intel LGA 1366 Test platform:

Intel Test Platform

 

Component

 

Brand/Model

 

Live Pricing

 

Processor

See Above

 

Motherboard

ASUS P6T Deluxe

 

Memory

6GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz

 

Video Card

 

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512

 

Hard Drive

 

Western Digital RaptorX 150GB

 

Cooling

 

Thermaltake BigWater 760i

 

Power Supply

 

Corsair HX1000W

 

Operating System

 

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

Here is the Intel LGA 775 Test platform:

Intel Test Platform

 

Component

 

Brand/Model

 

Live Pricing

 

Processor

See Above

 

Motherboard

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe

 

Memory

4GB Corsair DDR3 1800C7

 

Video Card

 

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512

 

Hard Drive

 

Western Digital RaptorX 150GB

 

Cooling

 

Corsair Nautilus 500

 

Power Supply

 

PC Power and Cooling 1KW

 

Operating System

 

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

Here is the Intel Skulltrail Test platform:

Skulltrail Test Platform

 

Component

 

Brand/Model

 

Live Pricing

 

Processor

 

2x Intel Core 2 QX9775

 

Motherboard

Intel D5400XS 

 

Memory

4GB Micron 800MHz FB-DIMM

 

Video Card

 

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512

 

Hard Drive

 

Western Digital RaptorX 150GB

 

Cooling

 

Zalman AT Fan/Heatsink

 

Power Supply

 

PC Power and Cooling 1KW

 

Operating System

 

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

Here is the AMD Phenom Test platform:

AMD Test Platform

 

Component

 

Brand/Model

 

Live Pricing

 

Processor

 

All AM2 and AM2+ and AM3 CPUs

 

Motherboard

MSI DKA790GX Platinum

 

Memory

4GB Corsair PC2-9136C5

 

Video Card

 

EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 512

 

Hard Drive

 

Western Digital RaptorX 150GB

 

Cooling

 

Corsair Nautilus 500

 

Power Supply

 

PC Power and Cooling 1KW

 

Operating System

 

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

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