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Compare Core 2 Extreme QX9650 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail), Phenom II X4 945 Quad-core 4 Core 3 GHz Processor - Socket AM3 PGA-941 - 1 x Retail Pack (2 MB - 6 MB Cache - Yes - 45 nm - 95 W - 159.8°F 71°C - 1.4 V DC)

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Core 2 Extreme QX9650 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)
Core 2 Extreme QX9650 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)
$1540.77
Phenom II X4 945 Quad-core 4 Core 3 GHz Processor - Socket AM3 PGA-941 - 1 x Retail Pack (2 MB - 6 MB Cache - Yes - 45 nm - 95 W - 159.8°F 71°C - 1.4 V DC)
Phenom II X4 945 Quad-core 4 Core 3 GHz Processor - Socket AM3 PGA-941 - 1 x Retail Pack (2 MB - 6 MB Cache - Yes - 45 nm - 95 W - 159.8°F 71°C - 1.4 V DC)
Benchmarks Scores Results Results
WinZIP 12 (8252)
File Compression (4096 KB dictionary)
(maximum compression)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
281.00 338.00
Lame 3.98
Audio Encoding: wav to mp3
(160 Kbit/s)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
163.00 205.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3
Memory Bandwidth

Score in GB/secGo
7.23 13.00
GTA IV 1.0.3
1280x1024
(Medium settings, Vsync off)
Score in FPSGo
60.30 60.30
Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
PDF Document Creation

Score in Time [seconds]Go
97.00 123.00
PCMark Vantage RAM
Memories Suite

Score in ScoreGo
6091.00 5261.00
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
1440x1080 Video Editing

Score in Time [seconds]Go
141.00 159.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Processor Arithmetic
ALU Performance
(Dhrystone)
Score in ScoreGo
53.64 45.47
3DMark Vantage 1.0.2 GPU
GPU Score

Score in ScoreGo
9308.00 9268.00
AVG Anti-Virus 8.5.287
Scanning ZIP and RAR archives for viruses
(Virus Base 270.12.16/2094)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
234.00 237.00
Fritz 11
Chess game
(multi-threaded)
Score in ScoreGo
8441.00 7388.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Cryptography
Encryption Score

Score in MB/secGo
557.00 489.00
WinRAR 3.9 x64 Beta1
File Compression (multi-threaded)
(maximum compression)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
74.00 91.00
XviD 1.2.1
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to AVI

Score in Time [seconds]Go
156.00 169.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Cryptography
SHA256 Encryption

Score in MB/secGo
602.00 554.00
Far Cry 2 1.0.1
1280x800
(Medium settings, HDR off)
Score in FPSGo
96.50 88.30
Mainconcept Reference 1.6.1
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to H.264/AVC
(FullHD Video)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
135.00 134.00
PCMark Vantage
PCMark Suite

Score in ScoreGo
7346.00 6664.00
Left 4 Dead 1.0.0.5
1280x800
(Medium settings)
Score in FPSGo
151.50 139.20
Adobe Photoshop CS 4
Image Processing
(Applying 6 filters to a 69 MB TIF image)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
126.00 187.00
3DMark Vantage 1.0.2
Overall Score

Score in ScoreGo
11458.00 11357.00
3DS Max 2009
Image Rendering (1920x1280)

Score in Time [seconds]Go
201.00 219.00
iTunes 8.1.0.52
Audio Transcoding
(wav to aac)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
101.00 149.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Processor Arithmetic
MFLOPS

Score in ScoreGo
40.76 35.16
3DMark Vantage 1.0.2 CPU
CPU Score

Score in ScoreGo
37323.00 35088.00
DivX 6.8.3
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to AVI
(Insane Quality)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
114.00 121.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Cryptography
AES256 Encryption

Score in MB/secGo
512.00 425.00
Performance Index
50% Time Based Scores, 25% Games
(12.5 % PC Mark Suite, 12.5 3DMark CPU )
Score in ScoreGo
1034.38 961.99