AMD Athlon II 7850 Black Edition AM2+ CPU Reviewajmatson - April 27, 2009
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The first part of our testing will be the system specific benchmarks.
Let's get started 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.
In Apophysis, the X2 7850 was a bit faster than the X2 7750 and the E7200, but slower than the E8400 and quad core CPUs. In the WinRAR tests, it was average for the AMD chipsets, however it was behind the faster Intel based chipsets.