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 573 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. popatim a c 131 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs the Athlon II X4 630 any better/ faster than the Pentium 4 HT 530 ForumUnlocking Athlon II X3 455 to Phenom II X4 B55 ForumFx is selling out, phenom ii and athlon ii are the victims, w.t.h.? ForumHow much better is the phenom II x4 955 than the athlon II x4 635? ForumAthlon X3 or Phenom II Quad ForumAMD Athlon II X4 651 or Phenom ii x4 960t ForumWill i7 740qm be faster than AMD Phenom II 1090T x6 ? ForumAthlon II X4 big difference to Phenom II X6? ForumBest Gaming CPU: Athlon II X3 440 or Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition ForumQ8400 stronger than the Phenom II quads when OC'ed over 3 Ghz? ForumPhenom ii x4 945 vs Athlon ii x4 635 ForumPhenom II x2 555 or Athlon II 620? ForumPSU Help ForumA Question about Power Consumption ForumAmd phenom ii x2 555 unlock? ForumCore i3 370M (2.4GHz) vs. AMD Phenom II Quad-Core P920 (1.6GHz) Forum[Solved] Sandy Bridge vs Phenom II x4 build ForumShould I upgrade my AMD Athlon II 160u 1.8 GHz to Phenom II? ForumAMD Phenom II x4 ForumPhenom II x4 965 and 570 gtx? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !