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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  
Home > Reviews > CPU / Processors > AMD Athlon II X4 620

32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: Cinebench R10, Bibble 5

Cinebench R10 Source: CINEBENCH

CINEBENCH is a real-world test suite that assesses your computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor under real world circumstances. The benchmark application makes use of up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores to render a photo-reaslistic image. The scene makes use of various CPU-intensive features such as reflection, ambient occlusion, area lights and procedural shaders. In the first run, the benchmark only uses one CPU (or CPU core), to ascertain a reference value. On computers that have multiple CPUs or CPU cores and on those who simulate multiple CPUs (via HyperThreading or similar technologies), MAXON CINEBENCH will run a second test using all available CPU power. Higher results are best. Cinebench is multi-threaded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCinebench R10 - Windows Vista
1 CPU (split between cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 3066
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3475
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3306
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3066
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 2920
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 2565
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 2570
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 2843
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2264
AMD Athlon II X2 250 2686
x CPU (full load all cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 12640
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 6732
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 6339
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 10955
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 10455
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 7064
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 7104
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 5518
AMD Athlon II X4 620 8164
AMD Athlon II X2 250 5205

Again, the Athlon II X4 620 manages to rally from having the slowest single-core performance to having multi-core performance that's faster than processors that are nearly twice its $99 asking price. Rounding out the bottom of the list are the dual-core Athlon II X2 and Phenom II X2, followed by Intel's Core 2 Duo chips.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCinebench R10 - Windows 7
1 CPU (split between cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 3090
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3309
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3101
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2262
x CPU (full load all cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 12803
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 6356
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 11173
AMD Athlon II X4 620 8179

Cinebench scores actually do get a little better (.02% better), between the 8179 points the Athlon II X4 620 achieves in Windows 7 and the 8164 score it manages in Windows Vista.

Bibble 5.0 Source: Bibble Labs

Bibble 5 is a multi-threaded photographic workflow application that can be used to demonstrate the ability to scale work load across 4, 8, 16 or more processor cores. The basic process we will use for benchmarking is to convert a batch of 50 RAW image files from a digital SLR camera from their original RAW format to JPEG's at full resolution, using the applications default image settings.

Lower results are best.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportBibble 5.0 - Windows Vista
Batch RAW-to-JPEG Conversion: (sec/Image) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 0.261
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 0.585
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 0.61
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 0.345
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 0.377
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 0.623
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 0.767
AMD Athlon II X4 620 0.486
AMD Athlon II X2 250 0.822
Time to Complete 50 Photos: (sec) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 13
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 29.2
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 30.5
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 17.2
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 17.9
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 31.2
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 38.3
AMD Athlon II X4 620 24.3
AMD Athlon II X2 250 41.1

In the not-so-distant future, multi-threaded everyday usage applications like Bibble 5 (a photo-editing and resizing tool) will become more common on the desktop. If you're regularly running applications that can harness four threads, the Athlon II X4 620 has a fantastic cost/performance ratio.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportBibble 5.0 - Windows 7
Batch RAW-to-JPEG Conversion: (ns) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 0.263
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 0.616
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 0.345
AMD Athlon II X4 620 0.48
Time to Complete 50 Photo's: (ns) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 13.2
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 30.8
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 17.3
AMD Athlon II X4 620 24

Bibble 5 renders at about the same speed under Windows 7 and Windows Vista with the AMD Athlon II X4 620. The Athlon II X4 620 is still able to outperform the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 in this test.

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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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