AMD Phenom II 965 Processor Reviewajmatson - August 12, 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.
For Apophysis where CPU speed plays a major part the the Phenom II X4 965 was slightly ahead of the i7 965. For the WinRAR tests the Phenom II X4 965 was faster than the Phenom II X4 955 but slower than the i7 processors.