Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile X9000, Mobile Penryn Speed

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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.



Somewhat surprisingly, the Core 2 Extreme Mobile X9000 ekes out a multithreaded victory over all test systems, with nearly a 5% lead over the next fastest 3GHz Core 2 Duo E6850-based system and a commanding lead over the AMD tri-core Phenom.  Mobile Workstation types, this new Intel notebook CPU could very well have your name all over it.

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.


As a gaming processor, at least according to 3DMark06, the Core 2 Extreme Mobile X9000 is clock-for-clock as potent as its desktop counterparts at similar clock speeds.  Overclocked at 3.2GHz it was also the fastest of the bunch, but at stock speeds its performance fell right in between the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo and 3GHz Core 2 Duo chips, fittingly.  More realistic game testing is next with Crysis and F.E.A.R.

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