Legit Processor Reviews
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T Six-Core Processor Review
|Product:||Phenom II X6 1090T Processor|
|Date:||Mon, Apr 26, 2010 - 06:00 PM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Microsoft Excel 2007
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 is a powerful and widely used tool with which you can create and format spreadsheets, and analyze and share information to make more informed decisions. It allows you to import, organize and explore massive data sets within spreadsheets and then communicate your analysis with professional-looking charts. Excel 2007 also provides tools to “see” important trends and find exceptions in your data.
The Black-Scholes model is used in our Excel test to calculate a theoretical call and put price using the five key determinants of an option's price: stock price, strike price, volatility, time to expiration, and short-term (risk free) interest rate.
This workload calculates the European Put and Call option valuation for Black-Scholes option pricing using Monte Carlo simulation. It simulates the calculations performed when a spreadsheet with input parameters is updated and must recalculate the option valuation. In this scenario we execute approximately 300,000 iterations of Monte Carlo simulation. In addition, the workload uses Excel lookup functions to compare the put price from the model with the historical market price for 50,000 rows to understand the convergence. The input file is a 70.1 MB spreadsheet and with 10 times the calculations of the first test; this one should take a bit longer to complete.
Benchmark Results: With 300,000 iterations of Monte Carlo simulation taking place in this benchmark, it takes all the processors a bit longer to finish as it puts a good load on the system. The Intel Core i7-975 was 48% slower than the 980X processor, which is what we want to see as it has 50% more threads and this test put the CPU at a constant 100% work load across all 12 threads of the processor. The AMD processors all finished after the Intel processors, but the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T was 7.77 seconds faster than the AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition processor. This is a big deal as this is a 30% performance improvement!
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Page 1 - AMD Phenom II X6 Processors Arrive
Page 2 - AMD Turbo Core Technology Introduction
Page 3 - Phenom II X6 1090T CPU-Z
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010c
Page 6 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 7 - x264 HD Encoding
Page 8 - CyberLink MediaShow 5
Page 9 - Sony Vegas 9.0D Pro
Page 10 - Photodex ProShow Gold 4.1
Page 11 - Handbrake
Page 12 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 35
Page 13 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 14 - PCMark Vantage
Page 15 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 16 - Resident Evil 5
Page 17 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 18 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 19 - Power Consumption
Page 20 - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Overclocking
Page 21 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions