AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Quad-Core Processor ReviewMon, May 02, 2011 - 11:00 PM
MAXON recently released CINEBENCH Release 11.5, an advanced hardware testing suite that assesses a computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on the same powerful technology as MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today’s production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straight forward. Again, higher Frames/Second and point score equal better performance.
Benchmark Results: MAXON CINEBENCH is a great benchmark since it scales for the number of cores and threads. The Intel Core i7 990X brings six logical cores and six additional threads giving it a serious advantage over all of our processors. Limiting CINEBENCH to a single core and the performance of all of our processors is much more comparable. The AMD Phenom II X5 980 Black Edition averaged a score of 1.11 in the single threaded benchmark which was enough to edge out the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T. However, the AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition did fall a bit short of the Intel counterparts.