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Software Configuration

AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition: New Hope?
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System Software & Drivers
Operating System Windows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 (Build 6000)
DirectX 10 DirectX 10 (Vista default)
DirectX 9 Version: April 2007
Sound Card Vista Driver 2.13.0012 (15.03.2007)
Graphics Card Nvidia ForceWare Version 158.18 (32 Bit) WHQL
X38-Chipset Driver Version 8.1.1.1010 (21/11/2006)
Intel Storage Matrix-Storage Manager 7.0.0.1020
790FX-Chipset Driver AMD/ATI System Drivers 8.40 2007/11/09
Java Java Runtime Environment 6.0 Update 1
Our Testbed Systems

Our Phenom test system using the MSI K9A2 Platinum board

Benchmarks And Settings

3D Games
Warhammer Mark of Chaos Version: 1.006.000
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Video Quality: game default
Multiple CPU/Core

Demo: THG Timedemo (1 minutes)
Quake 4 Version: 1.3 Final
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Video Quality: game default

Benchmark I: THG Timedemo
Benchmark II: playnettimedemo id_demo001
(official ID-Soft NetTimeDemo)
Unreal Tournament 2004 Version: 3369
UMark: 2.0.0
Video Mode: 1280x1024
High Image Quality
Bots: 16

Benchmark: AS-Junkyard
Serious Sam 2 Version: 2.070
Video Mode: 1024x768
HDR Rendering: off
Renderer: Direct3D
Filtering mode: none
Antialiasing mode: none

Benchmark: Greendale
F.E.A.R Version: 1.08 Retail
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Computer: High
Graphics Card: Custom
FSAA: off
Texture Filtering: Trilinear

Benchmark: Performance Test
Supreme Commander Version: 3.220
Video Mode: 1024x768
Video Quality: game default
Vsync = off

Benchmark: real 60 second game
with real three computer physics
Prey Version: 1.3
Video Mode: 1280x1024
Video Quality: game default
Vsync = off

Benchmark: THG-Demo
Audio
iTunes 7.2 Version: 7.1.1.5
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
High Quality (160 kbps)
Lame MP3 Version 3.98 Beta 3 (05-22-2007)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
Video
Pinnacle Studio 11 Plus Version: 11.0.0.5082
Encoding and Transition Rendering
Private MPEG2-Cam-Movie
Video: 720 x 480 Pixel, NTSC, 6000 kbits/sec
Audio: MPEG Layer 2, 224 kbits/sec 16 Bit, Stereo 48 KHz

File Type: MPEG-2 (DVD Compatible)
TMPEG 4.2 Version: 4.2.10.211
import file:
Terminator 2 SE DVD (720x576, 16:9) 2 Minutes
Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-Channel, English
Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160 kbps)
DivX 6.6.1 Version: 6.6.1

- Main Menu -
Profile: Home Theater Profile (720 x 576)
1-pass, 780 kbit/s
- Codec Menu -
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
XviD 1.1.2 Version: 1.1.2 (01/11/2006)
Target quantizer: 1.00 (maximum quality)
Clone DVD 2 Version: 2.908
DVD "Terminator II SE" (English version)
Transcoding from DVD-9 to DVD-4.7
Audio: English Dolby AC-3/6 (surround) - DTS
Subtitle: no
MainConcept H.264 Encoder Version: 2.0
MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264)
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
24 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2)

Audio: MPEG Layer 2 (48 kHz, 2 Channel, 16 Bit)
Stream: Transport
Codec: H.264
Mode: NTSC (29.97 FPS)
Profile: High
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 HDTV
Windows Media Encoder 9.1 AP HDTV
Windows Audio Encoder 10 Pro
Version: 2.0
NTSC MPEG2-HDTV 1920x1080 (24 sec)

Import: Mainconcept NTSC HDTV 1080i
Export: Adobe Media Encoder

- Video -
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: Constant
Frame: 1920x1080
Frame Rate: 29.97
Maximum Bitrate [kbps]: 2000
Image Quality: 50.00

- Audio -
Windows Media Audio 10 Professional
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: Constant
Audio Format: 160 kbps, 44.1 kHz, 2 channel 16 bit (A/V) CBR
HD Playback (Blue Ray) PowerDVD HD 7.3
Blue Ray - Disc (James Bond - Casino Royale)
Video Mode: 1920x1080p (full screen)
Codec: H.264
Applications
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Version: 7.5.467
Virus base: 269.6.1./776

Benchmark: Windows XP (Windows folder)
Winrar Version 3.70 BETA 8
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB

Benchmark: THG-Workload
Autodesk 3D Studio Max 9 Version: 9.0
Rendering a Dragon picture

rendering HTDV 1920x1080
Maxon Cinema 4D Release 10 Version: 10.008
Rendering from a scene
"Water drop at a Rose"

Resolution: 1280 x 1024 - 8Bit (50 frames)
Adobe Photoshop CS 3 Version: 10.0x20070321
Filtering from a 69 MB TIF-Photo

Benchmark: Tomshardware-Benchmark V1.0.0.4
Programmed by Tomshardware using Delphi 2006
Filers:
Crosshatch
Glass
Sumi-e
Accented Edges
Angled Strokes
Sprayed Strokes
Adobe Acrobat 7 Professional Version: 7.0.9
Settings: High Quality Print
Compatibility: Acrobat 8 (PDF 1.7)
Security: High (128-bit RC4)
Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 Version: 2007
PPT to PDF
Powerpoint Document (115 Pages)
Adobe PDF-Printer
Deep Fritz 10 Version: Nov 16 2006
Synthetic Benchmarks
3DMark06 Version: 1.10
1280x1024 - 32 bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
PCMark05 Pro Version: 1.2.0
CPU and Memory Tests
Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
Windows Media Encoder 9.00.00.2980
SiSoftware Sandra XI SP1c Version 2007.5.11.40
CPU Test = CPU Arithmetic / MultiMedia
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
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    ShadowKai , July 6, 2008 5:34 AM
    I think on page 14 the author meant:

    "When Cool'n'Quiet is deactivated, idle power consumption rises to 51 watts. The jump in power consumption at 2.70 GHz is a direct result of the core voltage increase from 1.250 V to 1.400 V."

    And the bars for Phenom 9600 BE and Phenom 9600 BE (CnC) should be switched around.
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    Anonymous , October 2, 2008 6:34 AM
    I think it's also important to mention the fact that Vista SP1 includes it's OWN TLB fix which overrides the bios setting of many boards. I used an app that works in conjunction with Crystal CPUID to change the MSR directly to deactivate this secondary TLB fix. It caused a dramatic improvement in performance; the quick and simple WinRAR bench went from 232 to ~1300 after the fix. Just think it's worth mentioning!
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    Anonymous , November 30, 2011 9:48 AM
    I think I may have found a new problem with this bug. I have a Phenom X4 9600, and have tried two different motherboards. The problem occurs when running Windows 7. BSOD with a message stating that the operating system did not receive an clock interupt signal from the second processor. At first I thought it was a bios problem, but have since had to replace the motherboard. Tried Windows 7 again after replacing the motherboard and still having the same problem.