AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review

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Cinebench and LAME MT

Cinebench R11.5 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 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 R11.5
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral "No Keyframes" animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.


We saw more of the same with the Cinebench R11.5 benchmark. The Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition finished just ahead of the 1090T, and clearly outpaced the other processors we tested, except of course for the Intel Core i7-970.

Audio Encoding

In our custom LAME MT MP3 encoding test, we convert a large WAV file to the MP3 format, which is a popular scenario that many end users work with on a day-to-day basis to provide portability and storage of their digital audio content.  LAME is an open-source mid to high bit-rate and VBR (variable bit rate) MP3 audio encoder that is used widely around the world in a multitude of third party applications.

In this test, we created our own 223MB WAV file (a hallucinogenically-induced Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application in single and multi-thread modes. Processing times are recorded below, listed in seconds. Shorter times equate to better performance.


The new AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition performed at the exact same level as the Core i7-750 in our custom LAME MT benchmark. Due to its Turbo Core feature, which can push the clock frequency of up to three cores to 3.7GHz, it's worth noting that the 1100T also outperfomed the 3.5GHz Phenom II X4 970.

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