Windows Experience Index
The Windows Experience Index is a pretty useless tool once hardware reaches a certain performance level. The CPU index shows the same results for both processors, which is close to reality—you need a much faster quad core processor to reach 5.9 points.
Memory performance looks to be okay in case of both systems, as both receive the maximum score of 5.9 points.
- Can Intel’s Dual Core Beat AMD’s Quad?
- Some Background
- AMD Phenom X4 9350e (2.0 GHz Quad Core)
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16 GHz Dual Core)
- Test Setup
- Performance: Game and Audio Benchmarks
- Performance: Video Benchmarks
- Performance: Applications
- Performance: 3DMark & PCMark Vantage
- Performance: Sandra XII and Windows Experience Index
- Performance: SYSmark 2007 Preview
- Blu-ray Playback & Power Consumption
- Efficiency: Crysis Test
- Efficiency: SYSmark 2007 Preview