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Performance Analysis: Core i7 920 and Core 2 Quad 6600

AMD Phenom II X4: 45nm Benchmarked
By , Frank Voelkel

The Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition can compete ably with Intel processors in its price class. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 is about 9% slower on average; a Core i7 920 system offers about 22% better performance.

Benchmarks
Core i7 920 - 2.66 GHz
Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 2.40 GHz
Crysis
10.3%
Faster
1.0%
Slower
Unreal Tournament 3
7.1%
Faster
6.9%
Slower
World In Conflict
43.3%
Faster
4.2%
Slower
Supreme Commander
13.0%
Faster
8.2%
Faster
AVG Antivirus
9.4%
Faster
19.1%
Slower
Winrar 3.80
35.3%
Faster
17.9%
Slower
Winzip 11
7.8%
Faster
0.7%
Slower
Acrobat 9 Professional
13.7%
Faster
13.7%
Faster
Photoshop CS 3
6.3%
Faster
4.1%
Slower
Itunes
6.8%
Faster
8.1%
Slower
Lame MP3
12.4%
Faster
7.8%
Slower
Studio 12
7.4%
Faster
11.5%
Slower
DiVX
31.9%
Faster
22.6%
Slower
XviD
19.5%
Faster
13.3%
Slower
MainConcept H.264
28.4%
Faster
25.6%
Slower
Premiere Pro CS3 HDTV
42.0%
Faster
8.1%
Slower
Cinema 4D Release 10
21.2%
Faster
17.6%
Slower
3D Studio Max 9
29.0%
Faster
16.7%
Slower
Fritz 11
33.9%
Faster
8.0%
Slower
Nero 8 Recode
60.5%
Faster
3.3%
Faster
Overall
22.0%
Faster
9.1%
Slower
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