AMD Phenom X3 8750 Tri-Core Processor

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Cinebench and 3DMark06

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D. Cinema 4D from Maxon 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 time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below, listed in seconds.

The Phenom X3 8750 didn't perform quite as well in the Cinebench R10 benchmark as it did in Kribibench, but the results were fairly good nonetheless. In this test, the dual core Athlon 64 X2 6400+ was faster in the single-threaded test and the Core 2 Duo E6850 pulled ahead in both the single-and multi-threaded tests. 

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.

3DMark06's built-in CPU benchmark had the Phenom X3 8750 finishing well ahead of any of the dual-core processors we tested, but behind all of the quad-cores.  And once again, the non-symmetrical number of cores seems to have had no ill effects in any off the applications we've tested thus far.

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