AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-Core Processor Review

WinRAR Compression and Image Processing

In our custom WinRAR x64 benchmark, we take a directory loaded with two hundred, 12.1 megapixel image files and compress them into a single archive using the default WinRAR compression scheme. The length of time it took each system to save the completed archive is represented in the graph below.

WinRAR x64 v3.9 Benchmark
Multi-Threaded File Compression Performance


WinRAR didn't fully utilize the processor resources offered by the Phenom II X6 1090T, but it was still able to outpace the Phenom II X4 965 due to the effectiveness of AMD's Turbo CORE technology.

VSO Image Resizer
Batch Image Processing

For this next test, we use the VSO Image Resizer utility to convert two hundred, 12.1 megapixel image files copied directly from a digital SLR camera to compressed, 640x480 JPGs, suitable for the web. We used the Lanczos filtering method available within the application, which is slower, but offers higher quality compression than most other methods.

Our custom VSO Image Resizer test showed a performance trend that was very similar to WinRAR. In this test, again, the additional resources offered by the 6-core 1090T weren't fully exploited, but the processor's higher-clock when Turbo CORE is engaged gives it the ability to outrun the Phenom II X4 965.

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