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AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review

AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The AMD Athlon II X4 620 is a 2.6 GHz socket AM3 chip destined for mainstream PCs.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD Sep 23 2009   Julian Apong  
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32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: ScienceMark2.3, WinRAR

ScienceMark 2.3 Source: ScienceMark

Mol Dyn: Molecular Dynamics is a method for simulating the thermodynamic behaviour of materials using their forces, velocities, and positions. Most important of the afore mentioned is the force. Primordia: This code calculates the Quantum Mechanical Hartree-Fock Orbital for each electron in any element of the periodic table lower times indicate better results.

Lower calculation times are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportScienceMark 2.3 - Windows Vista
Primordia: 2-core (sec) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 214.30866
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 182.98519
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 193.09425
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 169.76479
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 180.79589
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 206.44843
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 205.89
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 187.42693
AMD Athlon II X4 620 222.29283
AMD Athlon II X2 250 194.40944
Mol Dyn: 2-core (sec) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 40.44002
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 43.53948
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 46.56567
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 46.13833
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 49.00769
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 56.19517
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 55.893
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 50.63983
AMD Athlon II X4 620 60.23274
AMD Athlon II X2 250 52.47853

Sciencemark can't make use of two cores on the Athlon II X4 620, and the processor's 2.6GHz clockspeed and lack of L3 cache means that it doesn't do as well as processors with higher clockspeeds. The Athlon II X4 620 posts the slowest compute time for Mol Dyn and Primordia tests, of all processors PCSTATS has tested.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportScienceMark 2.3 - Windows 7
Primordia: (sec) 2-core Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 212.04955
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 192.65652
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 170.46994
AMD Athlon II X4 620 224.25671
Mol Dyn: (sec) 2-core Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 38.47092
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 45.93169
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 43.20008
AMD Athlon II X4 620 56.74246

ScienceMark's Primordia test tends to favor AMD processors, but the Athlon II X4 620 still doesn't do particularly well here. The results in Windows 7 are again, nearly identical to Windows Vista.

WinRAR Internal Benchmark Source: RARLabs

This command generates random data, which contain specially introduced redundancy increasing load to processor and memory. Then data are passed through RAR compression and decompression algorithms and output of decompression algorithm is compared with source data. If any difference found, WinRAR reports "Errors found - Yes" in the command window. Also WinRAR displays a size of processed data and compression speed, current and resulting, in kilobytes per second. You may use the resulting speed value to compare RAR performance in different conditions.

Higher results are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportWinRAR 3.8 Internal Benchmark - Windows Vista
KB/s Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 3012
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 923
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 1058
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 1975
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 1866
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 1534
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 1435
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 970
AMD Athlon II X4 620 1348
AMD Athlon II X2 250 887

WinRAR scales to multiple cores, but it also relies heavily on threads communicating with one another. Unlike the other quad-core processors here (and the triple-core Phenom II X3 720), the Athlon II X4 620 doesn't have L3 cache. This cuts the Athlon II X4 620's performance down to slightly below that of the Phenom II X3 720.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportWinRAR 3.8 Internal Benchmark - Windows 7
KB/s Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 2513
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 1251
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 1637
AMD Athlon II X4 620 1449

WinRar's internal benchmark scores tend to fluctuate a lot between runs (due to the mechanical nature of hard drive caching), so don't read too much into the differences here between Windows 7 and Windows Vista scores.

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Contents of Article: AMD Athlon II X4 620
 Pg 1.  AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Core-by-Core System Power Draw
 Pg 3.  Overclocking 1GHz Faster & Test System Specs
 Pg 4.  32-bit CPU System Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 5.  32-bit CPU System Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 6.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: Sandra 2009 Processor / Memory
 Pg 7.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: Sandra 2009 Memory
 Pg 8.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: Super Pi
 Pg 9.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: wPrime2.0
 Pg 10.  — 32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: ScienceMark2.3, WinRAR
 Pg 11.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: Cinebench R10, Bibble 5
 Pg 12.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: POV-Ray, 3.7, SPECviewPerf 10
 Pg 13.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 06
 Pg 14.  32-Bit CPU Gaming Benchmarks: Crysis
 Pg 15.  32-Bit CPU Gaming Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 16.  Bargain Basement or Real Steal?

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