AMD Launches New Phenom II and Athlon II Processors

Cinebench and LAME MT

Cinebench R10 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 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 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 R10 benchmark. The Phenom II X6 1075T finished just behind the 1090T, and the Phenom II X4 970 BE and Athlon II X4 645 finished just ahead of the Phenom II 965 and Athlon II X4 640, respectively.

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 performance trend that we've seen throughout testing is repeated in the LAME MT benchmarks, with the 1075T slightly trailing the 1090T, but with the Phenom II 970 and Athlon II X4 645 pulling slightly ahead of the 965 and 640.



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