Futuremark’s 3DMark06 has a built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that’s useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU’s performance. Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering. The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.
Benchmark Results: The 3DMark 2006 CPU test showed that the Phenom X4 9950 did as expected in the CPU test, it beat out all the other AMD processors. The Phenom X4 9350e scored fairly well, but the 2.0GHz clock frequency limited the overall score found in the benchmark.