AMD Phenom II X2 550 and Athlon II X2 250 Processors Reviewajmatson - June 1, 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, which measures based on clock speed, the Phenom II X2 550 tied with the Phenom II X4 955, while the Athlon II was just a bit behind. In WinRAR, the scores were close together, except the E8400 which took the lead in the pack.