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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor Review

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In most other respects the quad core 3.4GHz Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 125W revision remains the same. The architecture is "Deneb", the socket is AM3 and the CPU still features 6MB of shared L3 and 512KB of L2 cache for each of the four cores.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD Nov 04 2009   Julian Apong  
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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 i5 750 3033
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3475
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3306
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 3066
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) 3102
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 X3 435 2509
AMD Athlon II X2 250 2686
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2524
x CPU (full load all cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 12640
Intel Core i5 750 10655
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 6732
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 6339
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 10955
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) 11109
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 X3 435 6697
AMD Athlon II X2 250 5205
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 4879

When all threads are fired up both the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition and its rival, the Core i5 750 manage to tie in Cinebench. Nothing can tough the Core i7 920 though, which can run eight threads at once while the other processors can only do four.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCinebench R10 - Windows 7
1 CPU (split between cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 3090
Intel Core i5 750 3032
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3309
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 3101
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) 3105
AMD Athlon II X4 620 2262
AMD Athlon II X3 435 2500
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2524
x CPU (full load all cores) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 12803
Intel Core i5 750 10706
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 6356
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 11173
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) 11104
AMD Athlon II X4 620 8179
AMD Athlon II X3 435 6689
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 4907

Windows 7 returns largely the same results as Windows Vista does, with a slight fluctuation in performance for each processor tested.

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 i5 750 0.327
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 0.585
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 0.61
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 0.345
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) 0.36
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 X3 435 0.592
AMD Athlon II X2 250 0.822
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 0.82
Time to Complete 50 Photos: (sec) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 13
Intel Core i5 750 16.4
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 29.2
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 30.5
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 17.2
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) 18
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 X3 435 29.6
AMD Athlon II X2 250 41.1
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 41

Bibble5 is a great photo-ediging program for illustrating the everyday benefits of multi-core processors. With the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) in the drivers seat, processing time to convert 50 RAW files to JPEG format is neatly halved when compared to dual core processors with similar speeds (like the 3.0GHz Intel E8500).

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportBibble 5.0 - Windows 7
Batch RAW-to-JPEG Conversion: (sec/Image) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 0.263
Intel Core i5 750 0.37
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 0.616
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 0.345
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) 0.343
AMD Athlon II X4 620 0.48
AMD Athlon II X3 435 0.57
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 0.835
Time to Complete 50 Photos: (sec) Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 13.2
Intel Core i5 750 18.5
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 30.8
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (140W) 17.3
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) 17.2
AMD Athlon II X4 620 24
AMD Athlon II X3 435 28.5
AMD Athlon II X2 240e 41.8

Windows 7 scores remain largely the same as Windows Vista scores.

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Contents of Article: AMD henom II X4 965 Black Edition C3
 Pg 1.  AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Core-by-Core System Power Draw
 Pg 3.  125W Black Edition Overclocking - Breaking 4.0GHz?
 Pg 4.  CPU System Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 5.  CPU System Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 6.  CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra Processor
 Pg 7.  CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra Memory
 Pg 8.  CPU Calculation Benchmarks: Super Pi
 Pg 9.  CPU Calculation Benchmarks: wPrime2.0
 Pg 10.  CPU Calculation Benchmarks: ScienceMark2, WinRAR
 Pg 11.  — CPU Rendering Benchmarks: Cinebench R10, Bibble 5
 Pg 12.  CPU Rendering Benchmarks: POV-Ray 3.7
 Pg 13.  CPU Rendering Benchmarks: SPECviewPerf 10
 Pg 14.  CPU Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 06
 Pg 15.  CPU Gaming Benchmarks: Crysis
 Pg 16.  CPU Gaming Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 17.  Same Performance, More Energy Efficient

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