Synthetic Testing Analysis with SiSoft Sandra - CPU & Memory
Next we are going to shift our focus to performance to see what impact, if any, the reduced power design of the Athlon X2 BE-2350 has on the CPU's actual performance.
In our first round of tests, we focused on synthetic testing with SANDRA XI. First we started with the basics, running the Arithmetic, Multi-Media, and Memory Bandwidth modules.
Neither CPU based test returned any results that were out of the ordinary. With the Athlon X2 BE-2350 essentially the same as the reference 4000+, we expect these results to track closely. In both the Arithmetic and Multi-Media modules, the BE-2350 lagged slightly behind the 4000+, however, the differences were minimal.
Looking at memory performance, we saw the Athlon X2 BE-2350 lag slightly behind the Athlon 64 X2 4000+ by a small margin, whereas the Windsor based 3800+ was more noticeable with its lower clock speed.