3ds Max is heavily thread-optimized. However, the FX's performance still isn't all that great. Call it mid-range.
There is one outcome that favors the FX (the same one we saw in our launch coverage): complex filter processing in Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1. Performance-wise, the eight-core chip nearly matches Intel's six-core contender. AMD could claim to nearly match a much more expensive processor in this test. Conversely, Intel could point to the fastest finisher, its Core i7-2600K, and remind the company that its four cores still reign supreme.
Benchmarking Blender yields similar results, but Intel outclasses AMD in Adobe After Effects.
- Testing The Efficiency Of AMD's Bulldozer
- AMD CPUs: Phenom II X4 980 BE And X6 1100T
- Intel CPUs: Core i5-750 And Core i5-2500K
- Intel CPUs: Core i7-870, Core i7-975 Extreme, Core i7-980X Extreme, And Core i7-2600K
- AMD’s Challenger: FX-8150
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video
- Benchmark Results: Office And Data Archiving
- Benchmark Results: Professional Applications
- Benchmark Results: Matlab
- Power Consumption: Idle/Load
- Single-Threaded Efficiency
- Multi-Threaded Efficiency
- Efficiency Round-Up
- Bulldozer: Improvements Are Urgently Needed