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Sisoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key areas of the motherboards.
Cache and Memory
Power Management Efficiency
The two categories I was most interested in seeing were the multicore efficiency and cache/memory. Again these two tests have very much to do with the amount of onboard L2 cache, I was not surprised to see that the 6000+ did half as well in the cache and memory portion... but it truly did get smoked in mulitcore efficiency. One favorable benchmark was memory bandwidth, which makes sense because AMD CPUs have an onboard memory controller.