Dell XPS 625 Phenom II Gaming System

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Testbed and Synthetics

Test System Details
Specifications and Revisions

  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor (3.0 GHz Quad Core)
  • 4 GB of DDR2-800 Memory (2 x 2 GB, CAS 6-6-6-18)
  • ATI Radeon HD4850 512 MB PCI Express Graphics
  • Western Digital Velociraptor 150 GB SATA-II/300 Disk
  • 16x DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Dell 750W Power Supply
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (x64 Edition)

  • Intel Core i7 920 (2.66 GHz Quad Core)
  • Asus P6T Intel X58 Motherboard

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz Quad-Core)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 (2.53 GHz Quad-Core)
  • Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme Intel P45 Motherboard

SiSoft Sandra 2008 Synthetic
Higher Scores are Better

In terms of CPU performance, the Core i7 920 definitely outpaces AMD's new Phenom II in arithmetic, although the X4 940 puts up very competitive numbers in multimedia performance (especially when overclocked). The Phenom II also delivers about 10 GB/s of memory bandwidth from its dual channel DDR2 interface, whereas the Core i7 920 delivers about 24 GB/s from its triple-channel DDR3 interface.

Tags:  AMD, Dell, Phenom

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