AMD Phenom II X2 550 and Athlon II X2 250 Processors Reviewajmatson - June 1, 2009
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SPECviewperf 10 is a benchmark designed to test OpenGL performance. I will be using the multi-threaded tests to measure performance when run in this mode. The tests used for comparison are listed below. The default multi-threaded tests were chosen to be able to compare across platforms. In these tests, higher scores equate to better performance.
Higher is Better
PCMark Vantage is used to measure complete system performance. We will be running a series of tests to gauge performance of each individual CPU to see which CPU, if any, rises above the others.
In SPECviewperf, where higher scores are better, both processors gave the competition a run for its money. In PCMark Vantage, they were right on with the other AMD dual cores, but a bit behind their Intel counterparts.