AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-Core Processor Review

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Cinebench R11.5 and POV-Ray

Cinebench R11.5 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 R11.5
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 by the Cinebench scores in the graph below.

The Phenom II X6 1090T performed very well in the CInebecnh R11 benchmark. Here, AMD's new 6-core chip performed right in between the Core i7 975 and Core i7 870, but well ahead of the Phenom II X4 965.

POV-Ray Performance
Ray Tracing

POV-Ray , or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is a top-notch open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard 'all-CPU' benchmarking tool on all of our test machines, and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput; higher scores equate to better performance.

Our POV-Ray benchmark results mirror those of Cinebench above. The Phenom II X6 1090T almost catches the Core i7 975, and puts a beating on the Phenom II X4 965. Nothing can catch the Core i7 980X, though.

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