AMD 790GX Chipset Platform Launch

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Cinebench R10 and 3DMark06

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D from Maxon is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others.  It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R10
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below, listed in seconds.


Cinebench didn't seem to play perfectly well with the 790GX.  In the single threaded test, the 790GX actually finished about 10% behind the 780a and 790FX--and this was a repeatable result.  The new 790GX, however, managed to come back in the multi-threaded test to finish right in between the 780a and 790FX.

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems.  This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance.  Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering.  The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.

3DMark06's built-in CPU benchmark put the AMD 790GX just behind the nForce 780a and 790FX.  The 26 - 96 point deltas, however, equate to a maximum difference of only 2.8%.

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