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AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 45nm Socket AM3 Processor Review

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 45nm Socket AM3 Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition processor is one of the first Phenom II processors, and it's got a secret that has PCSTATS very excited.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD Feb 28 2009   Julian Apong  
Home > Reviews > CPU / Processors > AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition

32-Bit CPU Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 06

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage Source: FutureMark

3DMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed to test the DirectX10 performance of your graphics card. We’ve been making 3DMark for over 10 years, with each new edition using the latest 3D technology to determine real-world performance. A 3DMark score is an overall measure of your system’s 3D gaming capabilities, based on comprehensive real-time 3D graphics and processor tests. By comparing your score with those submitted by millions of other gamers you can see how your gaming rig performs, making it easier to choose the most effective upgrades or finding other ways to optimize your system.

Higher results are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 1.1.0
Overall: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 15134
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 13789
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 10196
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 15060
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 9618
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 9609
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 12830
AMD Athlon II X2 250 12391
CPU: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 4658
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 2928
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 2805
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4446
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 3281
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 3271
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 2490
AMD Athlon II X2 250 2424

Futuremark's CPU benchmarks can use multiple cores efficiently, so AMD's less expensive triple core AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition processor wins against Intel's Core 2 Duo Processors.

The Athlon II X2 250 is again pretty close to the Phenom 550BE, although neither of them can keep up with the Intel Core 2 Duo's in this benchmark.

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.1.0 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

Higher results are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark08 Vantage 1.0.1
Performance Overall: (P) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 7782
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 6633
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 4026
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 7363
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 3730
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 3717
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 6232
AMD Athlon II X2 250 6115
CPU Score: Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 16399
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 6578
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 6250
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 11011
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR2) 7289
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition (DDR3) 7299
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition 5253
AMD Athlon II X2 250 4993

Again, the performance for the AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition processor on the pure CPU benchmark is a little better than that of the Core 2 Duo processors. The Intel processors were paired with a faster videocard for this test, which gives them an inflated overall score.

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Contents of Article: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
 Pg 1.  AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition 45nm Socket AM3 Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Enter the Dragon (Platform)
 Pg 3.  Socket AM3 and compatibility
 Pg 4.  System Power Draw Tests
 Pg 5.  45nm Overclocking Potential?
 Pg 6.  Test System Specs / Benchmarks: Sysmark, PCMark Vantage
 Pg 7.  32-Bit CPU Synthetic Benchmarks: Sandra 2009 Processor / Memory
 Pg 8.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: Super Pi, wPrime2.0
 Pg 9.  32-Bit CPU Calculation Benchmarks: ScienceMark2, WinRAR
 Pg 10.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: Cinebench R10, Bibble 5
 Pg 11.  32-Bit CPU Rendering Benchmarks: POV-Ray, 3.7, SPECviewPerf 10
 Pg 12.  — 32-Bit CPU Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 06
 Pg 13.  32-Bit CPU Gaming Benchmarks: Crysis, FEAR
 Pg 14.  Conclusions: World's First Triple-Core CPU

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