When we look at the 2D and 3D graphic rendering programs, the trend continues with the overclocked/core-unlocked Phenom II X3 720 system performing well against the stock Core i7-920 system.
Photoshop shows a strong preference for Intel's Core i7-920, but 3ds Max surprisingly seems to like the Phenom II X3 720 almost as much as it does the stock Core i7 CPU, which is a bit of a surprise.
- System Builder Marathon: $1,000 Enthusiast System
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Cards, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drive, And Optical Drive
- Assembly, Overclocking, And Core Unlocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Benchmark Results: 2D And 3D Graphics
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And CoD: Modern Warfare 2
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And S.T.A.K.L.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks