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AMD Phenom 9900 Review

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The processor will be tested with our benchmarking suite to show what kind of performance this chip delivers. The benchmarking suite used includes both system tests, as well as gaming benchmarks. All chips will be run at default setting to eliminate any variables. All video card settings were left at setup defaults as well, also to eliminate any variables.


We will start with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:

  • Resolution: 2750x2048
  • Quality: 500
  • Limit Memory use: 512MB

The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.


Lower is Better


WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. We will use 10MB, 100MB and 500MB files and test the time needed to compress these files. Time will be measured in seconds, and once again, lower is better.












In the first round of tests, the Phenom is doing quite well against the Intel Q6600.

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