The Sisoft Sandra 2010 benchmark utility was released a few weeks ago and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. Sandra 2010 now comes with support for Virtualization (Virtual PC/Server, Hyper-V, VMware) and GPGPU (OpenCL, DirectX 11 Compute Shader/DirectCompute). Today we will be utilizing Sandra 2010 to look at memory bandwidth performance!
Benchmark Results: The memory bandwidth of the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T is on par with the other AMD processors that we tested. The Intel Core I7 930 has significantly higher memory bandwidth thanks to running a triple channel memory configuration.
The Sandra Processor Multi-Media benchmark has been a long time favorite of ours to look at floating point performance on processors.
Benchmark Results: The AMD Phenom II X6 1055T was able to out perform all of the processors including the Intel Core I7 930 in all of the multi-media tests.