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Test Setup

DDR3 Memory Scaling On AMD's Phenom II X4
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System Hardware

Hardware
Details
CPU AMD
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (45 nm, 3.2 GHz, 4x 512 KB L2 and 6 MB L3 Cache, TDP 125 W, Rev. C2)
Motherboard (Socket AM3)
Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5F (Rev. 1.0)

Chipset: AMD 790GX, SB750

BIOS: 3L (04/08/2009)
RAM
2 x 2 GB DDR3-1600 (Corsair CM3X2G1600C9DHX)
 operating between DDR3-800 and 1600
Hard Drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor, 300 GB (WD3000HLFS)
10,000 RPM, SATA/300, 16 MB Cache
Blu-Ray Drive
LG GGW-H20L, SATA/150
Power Supply
PC Power & Cooling, Silencer 750EPS12V 750W
System Software and Drivers
Operating System
Windows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 SP1 (Build 6000)
Drivers and Settings
Nvidia GeForce Drivers
Forceware 182.08
AMD Chipset Drivers
9.3


Benchmarks and Settings

Benchmarks
Details
3D Benchmarks and Settings
Crysis
Version: 1.2.1

Video Mode: 1680x1050

Overall Quality: low

Demo: CPU-Benchmark2 + Tom's Hardware Tool
Unreal Tournament 3
Version: 1.2

Video Mode: 1680x1050

Sound and DirectX10

Video Quality:
Texture Details: 1

Level Details: 1

Demo: vCTF-CONTAINMENT_fly

Time: 12/60
World In Conflict
Version: 1.0.0.9

Video Mode: 1680x1050 and 800x600

Video Quality: low details

Demo: Game-Benchmark
Audio Benchmarks and Settings
iTunes
Version: 7.7.1.11

Audio CD (Terminator II SE), 53 min

Default format AAC
Lame MP3
Version 3.98

Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min

wave to mp3

160 Kbps
Video Benchmarks and Settings
Pinnacle Studio 12
Version: 12.0.0.6163

Encoding and Transition Rendering

DV camcorder movie

Video:
720x576 Pixels, PAL, 25 fps, 6000 Kbits/sec

Audio:
MPEG Layer 2, 224 Kbits/sec 16 Bit, Stereo 44.1 KHz

File Type: MPEG-2 (DVD Compatible)
TMPEG 4.5
Version: 4.5.1.254

Video: Terminator 2 SE DVD (720x576, 16:9) 5 Minutes

Audio: Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-Channel, English

Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160 kbps, 44.1 KHz)
DivX 6.8.3
Version: 6.8.3

== Main Menu ==

default

== Codec Menu ==

Encoding mode: Insane Quality

Enhanced multithreading

Enabled using SSE4

Quarter-pixel search

== Video Menu ==

Quantization: MPEG-2
XviD 1.1.3
Version: 1.1.3

Other Options / Encoder Menu -

Display encoding status = off
Mainconcept Reference 1.5.1
Reference H. 264 Pluggin Pro 1.5.1
Version: 1.5.1

MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264)

MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec

28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2)

Audio:
MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16 Bit, 224 kbps)

Codec: H.264

Mode: PAL (25 FPS)

Profile: Tom's Hardware Settings for Qct-Core
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 HDTV
Mainconcept H.264 Pluggin 3.2
Windows Media Encoder 9.1 AP HDTV
Windows Audio Encoder 10 Pro
Version: 3.0

NTSC MPEG2-HDTV 1920x1080 (24 sec)

Import: Mainconcept NTSC HDTV 1080i

Export: Adobe Media Encoder

== Video ==

Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile

Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate
Mode: Constant

Frame: 1920x1080

Frame Rate: 29.97

Maximum Bitrate [kbps]: 2000

Image Quality: 50.00

== Audio ==

Windows Media Audio 10 Professional

Encoding Passes: one

Bitrate Mode: Constant

Audio Format:
160 kbps, 44.1 kHz, 2 channel 16 bit (A/V) CBR
Application Benchmarks and Settings
Grisoft AVG Anti-virus 8
Version: 8.0.134

Virus base: 270.4.5/1533

Benchmark

Scan: some compressed ZIP and RAR archives
Winrar 3.8
Version 3.80 BETA 4

WinZIP Commandline Version 2.3

Compression = Best

Dictionary = 4096 KB

Benchmark: THG-Workload
Winzip 11
Version 11.2 (8094)

Compression = Best

Benchmark: THG-Workload
Maxon Cinema 4D release 10
Version: 10.008

Rendering from a scene 
(Water drop at a Rose)

Resolution: 1280 x 1024 – 8-Bit (50 frames)
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Version: 10.0x20070321

Filtering a 69 MB TIF-Photo

Benchmark: Tomshardware-Benchmark V1.0.0.4

Programmed by Tomshardware using Delphi 2007

Filters:
Crosshatch

Glass

Sumi-e

Accented Edges

Angled Strokes

Sprayed Strokes
Deep Fritz 11
Version: 11

Fritz Chess Benchmark Version 4.2
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
3-DMark Vantage
Version: 1.02

Options: Performance

Graphics Test 1

Graphics Test 2

CPU Test 1

CPU Test 2
PCMark Vantage
Version: 1.00

PCMark Benchmark

Memories Benchmark

Windows Media Player 10.00.00.3646
Everest Ultimate Edition
Version 4.6

Memory Benchmark