Benchmarking Question - Athlon II Faster than Phenom II??? Tags: CPUs Phenom Last response: January 7, 2011 11:12 PM in CPUs Share bubaseballfan January 7, 2011 9:09:50 PM I was looking at cpubenchmark.net; and I was trying to find out which CPUs have the best value. While I was searching, I noticed that the Athlon II X4 640 (which is $99 on newegg) got a rating of 3466. The Phenom II X4 925 ($125) got a rating of 3428. Although the difference in speed is basically negligible, I was under the impression that the Phenom II blows the Athlon II out of the water. Is this not a valid assumption? If you were me, would you still choose the Phenom II for a mere $25 more, despite the lower benchmark speeds? I'd like to hear people's comments. More about : benchmarking question athlon faster phenom rolli59 a c 913 à CPUs January 7, 2011 9:14:51 PM There are certain processes that get a boost from the L3 cache on the Phenom, gaming for example. So it is more a question of what was used to get the scores you mention. m 0 l popatim a c 158 à CPUs January 7, 2011 9:45:56 PM Loading the L3 cache takes time that the athlonII doesnt have to do, so as you see, some benchmarks will show the inferior processor as being the better. Its kind of like comparing an abacus against a calculator. Sure the abacus would be fast in small simple problems but give it something hard and the calculator wins by a mile. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer welshmousepk a b à CPUs January 7, 2011 11:12:15 PM Also note, you are comparing the lowest end phenom II to the highest end Athlon II. Yeah, in that situation I would rather the athlon. Its built on newer tech and better at more things. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is the Athlon II X4 630 any better/faster than the Pentium 4 HT 530 Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II Quad-Core better than the Athlon II Dual-Core? Forum Will i7 740qm be faster than AMD Phenom II 1090T x6 ? Forum Is amd phenom ii x4 920 faster than amd Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto Forum AMD Phenom II - 940 BE...how much faster than... Forum How much better is the phenom II x4 955 than the athlon II x4 635? Forum SolvedIs FX 8320 really much better than an old Athlon II x3 455 for gaming or , is it better to save for a I5 4570 Forum SolvedIs a SATA II SSD faster than a SATA III HDD? Forum SolvedAthlon II x4 630 upgrade to Phenom II x6 1090 worth it? Forum is Asus GTX780 DirectCU II faster than a reference R290? Forum SolvedPhenom II X4 840 vs Athlon II X4 750k Forum SolvedFX-8320 returning lower physics score than Phenom II X4 945 in 3dMark Fire Strike Forum SolvedSata I drive faster/more stable than *NEW* SATA II drive Forum SolvedPhenom II 940 or Athlon II x2 270 Forum SolvedWhich is faster? overclock Core i5 750 or overclock Phenom II X6 1055T Forum SolvedAthlon 760k vs. Phenom II 965 Forum SolvedMy new AMD FX-6300 (3.5GHz x 6) is slower in games than my Phenom II X6 1045t (2.7GHz x 6) Forum SolvedAthlon II X4 620 to fx 6300 or phenom X6? Forum SolvedWorth upgrading an Athlon II 645 to a Phenom II 965 for gaming? Forum Solvedamd phenom II x2 unlocking to 4 cores question Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !