AMD Phenom II X4 810 and X3 720 BE Processors

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Cinebench R10 and 3DMark 06


Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D 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 rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.

Clock for clock, its clear that the Intel-powered rigs have a distinct advantage in this test.  The Phenom IIs perform well though, and again we see the DDR3-powered rigs with a slight edge over their DDR2-based counterparts.

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.

All of the quad-core Phenom II's were tightly grouped in the 3DMark6 CPU benchmark; the tri-core X3 trailed the others despite its relatively high frequency because the test is multi-threaded and benefits from that fourth core.  The tri-core had no trouble dispatching the much higher clocked Core 2 Duo though.

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