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Compare Phenom II X4 Quad-core 955 3.2GHz Processor, Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.80GHz Processor (2.8GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail), Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB), 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 X3 Tri-core 720 2.8GHz Processor

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Phenom II X4 Quad-core 955 3.2GHz Processor
Phenom II X4 Quad-core 955 3.2GHz Processor
Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.80GHz Processor (2.8GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)
Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.80GHz Processor (2.8GHz - 1333MHz FSB - Retail)
$255.08
Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz Processor (3GHz - 1333MHz FSB)
$86.65
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)
Phenom II X3 Tri-core 720 2.8GHz Processor
Phenom II X3 Tri-core 720 2.8GHz Processor
Benchmarks Scores Results Results Results Results Results
3DMark Vantage 1.0.2 CPU
CPU Score

Score in ScoreGo
36362.00 36309.00 31343.00 35088.00 31909.00
DivX 6.8.3
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to AVI
(Insane Quality)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
115.00 120.00 119.00 121.00 132.00
Performance Index
50% Time Based Scores, 25% Games
(12.5 % PC Mark Suite, 12.5 3DMark CPU )
Score in ScoreGo
1046.17 986.70 755.00 961.99 792.40
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Cryptography
AES256 Encryption

Score in MB/secGo
483.00 483.00 255.00 425.00 286.00
WinZIP 12 (8252)
File Compression (4096 KB dictionary)
(maximum compression)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
321.00 295.00 278.00 338.00 359.00
Lame 3.98
Audio Encoding: wav to mp3
(160 Kbit/s)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
192.00 172.00 163.00 205.00 220.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3
Memory Bandwidth

Score in GB/secGo
13.00 7.22 7.30 13.00 12.57
GTA IV 1.0.3
1280x1024
(Medium settings, Vsync off)
Score in FPSGo
61.10 58.40 45.80 60.30 51.90
Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
PDF Document Creation

Score in Time [seconds]Go
114.00 102.00 97.00 123.00 129.00
PCMark Vantage RAM
Memories Suite

Score in ScoreGo
5593.00 5968.00 4698.00 5261.00 4879.00
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
1440x1080 Video Editing

Score in Time [seconds]Go
142.00 161.00 278.00 159.00 242.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Processor Arithmetic
ALU Performance
(Dhrystone)
Score in ScoreGo
47.50 50.50 26.90 45.47 32.00
3DMark Vantage 1.0.2 GPU
GPU Score

Score in ScoreGo
9274.00 9258.00 9356.00 9268.00 9311.00
AVG Anti-Virus 8.5.287
Scanning ZIP and RAR archives for viruses
(Virus Base 270.12.16/2094)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
235.00 236.00 404.00 237.00 321.00
Fritz 11
Chess game
(multi-threaded)
Score in ScoreGo
7796.00 8085.00 4348.00 7388.00 5243.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Cryptography
Encryption Score

Score in MB/secGo
536.00 524.00 278.00 489.00 337.00
WinRAR 3.9 x64 Beta1
File Compression (multi-threaded)
(maximum compression)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
89.00 75.00 94.00 91.00 105.00
XviD 1.2.1
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to AVI

Score in Time [seconds]Go
162.00 163.00 167.00 169.00 184.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Cryptography
SHA256 Encryption

Score in MB/secGo
590.00 565.00 301.00 554.00 388.00
Far Cry 2 1.0.1
1280x800
(Medium settings, HDR off)
Score in FPSGo
88.80 95.00 80.30 88.30 82.60
Mainconcept Reference 1.6.1
Video Transcoding: MPEG-2 to H.264/AVC
(FullHD Video)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
124.00 143.00 250.00 134.00 183.00
PCMark Vantage
PCMark Suite

Score in ScoreGo
6797.00 6910.00 5864.00 6664.00 6216.00
Left 4 Dead 1.0.0.5
1280x800
(Medium settings)
Score in FPSGo
148.00 142.30 129.80 139.20 132.50
Adobe Photoshop CS 4
Image Processing
(Applying 6 filters to a 69 MB TIF image)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
176.00 133.00 241.00 187.00 262.00
3DMark Vantage 1.0.2
Overall Score

Score in ScoreGo
11397.00 11376.00 11364.00 11357.00 11314.00
3DS Max 2009
Image Rendering (1920x1280)

Score in Time [seconds]Go
189.00 212.00 337.00 219.00 316.00
iTunes 8.1.0.52
Audio Transcoding
(wav to aac)
Score in Time [seconds]Go
139.00 107.00 101.00 149.00 160.00
SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 Processor Arithmetic
MFLOPS

Score in ScoreGo
36.52 38.44 20.40 35.16 24.61