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Vantage demonstrates that the Phenom II X6 1090T is faster than its predecessor in every one of the title’s synthetic disciplines, though not nearly to the extent that Intel’s Core i7-980X outperforms the Core i7-975. Yeah, I know. We’re talking about one $1,000 processor against another. But remember that AMD is asking $100 more for the X6 flagship versus the X4.
Clearly optimized for threading, the CPU benchmark is the only one that really matters much here, and it’s saying the six-core Phenom II outpaces the quad-core model. That doesn’t prevent Intel’s quad-core Bloomfield CPUs from posting higher scores still, though.
There’s not much to add here. The Thuban design is marginally faster than Deneb thanks to its extra two cores (and despite its clock rate deficit).