AMD’s FX-6350 dominates these tests, so long as the software effectively utilizes its six integer cores.
The Athlon X4 750K is also impressive, right up until it falls flat in Premiere Pro. Overclocking and tweaking helps tremendously, allowing the inexpensive CPU to match the stock FX-4350. We thought it might be starved for memory bandwidth in stock form, but later debunked this theory by dropping the memory data rate to 1600 MT/s with a 4.3 GHz overclock. This only added three seconds back to the timer.
The quad- and hexa-core chips fare well in After Effects. Unlike what we saw in iTunes and LAME, where AMD's newer CPUs give up superiority in per-clock measurements, the Piledriver architecture does better in our single-threaded Acrobat workload.
- Targeting Budget-Minded Enthusiasts With AMD CPUs
- Platforms And Overclocking
- Test System Configuration And Benchmarks
- Results: Synthetics
- Results: Audio And Video
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: Compression
- Results: Borderlands 2
- Results: Crysis 3
- Results: F1 2012
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Hitman: Absolution
- Results: StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Results: Tomb Raider
- Power Consumption
- Performance Summary
- Wrapping Things Up: AMD Vs. Intel In Gaming
- Wrapping Things Up: AMD Vs. Intel In Applications And Power
- AMD: Loving More Cores And Unlocked Multipliers