AMD Phenom X4 9350e and 9950 BE Debut

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Cinebench R10 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.

Once again, the new Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition was the fastest of the AMD-built processors, but it couldn't compete with the Core 2 Quad Q6600 or the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 though.  The Phenom X4 9350e also trailed all of the competing offerings in the single-threaded test and finished right in between the tri-core X3 8750 and quad-core 9600 in the mult-threaded test.

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.

According to 3DMark06's built-in CPU benchmark module, the Phenom X4 9950 is a tad more powerful than a Core 2 Quad Q6600 - the QX9650 can't be touched though.  And once again, the Phenom X4 9350e came in between the tri-core X3 8750 and quad-core 9600.

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