AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor Review

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The Test System

Today I’ll be using our new Phenom II and Core i7 test systems. Both systems utilized the same graphic card and Nvidia’s 180.84 drivers. Windows Vista Ultimate x64 was the operating system of choice with SP1 installed. Benchmark values recorded are the average of three runs with values for gaming tests taken with FRAPS running a 60 second repeated route. The Core i7 machine ran the memory with the SPD values of 9-9-9-24 with 1.5vdimm while the Phenom II machine ran the memory with adjusted SPD values of 4-5-4-14 with 2.25vdimm. SPD values weren’t correctly utilized due to the BIOS not permitting 4-4-4-12 timings and I am inquiring about a BIOS with such values available.

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Review

AMD Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

AMD Phenom II X4 940

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H

Memory

Corsair 2x1GB PC2-8888 CAS4

Video Card

XFX GTX 260 216SP Black Edition

Hard Drive

Seagate 7200.10 320GB

Cooling

Scythe Ninja RevB

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate


AMD Phenom II X4 940 Review

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core i7 920

Motherboard

ECS X58B-A

Memory

G.Skill 3x1GB PC3-12800 CL9

Video Card

XFX GTX 260 216SP Black Edition

Hard Drive

Seagate 7200.10 320GB

Cooling

Intel Core i7 920 Box Cooler

Power Supply

Corsair HX1000

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate

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