AMD Phenom II X4 940 Reviewajmatson - January 7, 2009
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The first part of our testing regimen 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 the Apophysis test the Phenom II was considerably faster then the first generation Phenom and was on par with the Intel Q9450. In the majority of the Winrar tests, the Phenom II was dead on with the Q9450 and sometimes even with the new i7 920.