The total time taken for the full efficiency run, including single- and multi-threaded applications, is lower on the Intel machines because of their advantages in the single-threaded section of the test run. AMD’s dual-cores fall behind.
Average power for the full efficiency workload is lower on the AMD quad-core chip than on Intel’s high-speed dual-core processor.
Once again, the total power required is lowest on the Intel systems.
Efficiency-wise, nothing beats the Intel dual-core CPUs. They simply deliver the best performance per watt. However, AMD’s low-power quad-core chip doesn't trail far behind.
- Can Downsized Mini-ITX Platforms Do The Job?
- AMD Platform: Sapphire IPC-AM3DD785G (AMD 785G)
- Intel Platform: Zotac H55-ITX WiFi (Intel H55 Express)
- AMD Processors: Athlon II X2, Phenom II X3, And X4
- Intel Processors: Core i3-530 And Core i5-661
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video
- Benchmark Results: Power Consumption
- Benchmark Results: Single-Thread Efficiency
- Benchmark Results: Multi-Thread Efficiency
- Benchmark Results: Overall Power Efficiency