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AMD's Piledriver And K10 CPU Architectures Face Off

AMD’s aging K10 architecture is strong throughout our threaded productivity-oriented applications. The 3.6 GHz Athlon II matches the 4.7 GHz FX-4350 in 3ds Max 2012, and even beats it in Blender. The six-core FX-6350 zips past both four-core Piledriver-based chips, but barely holds off an overclocked Phenom II X4. We imagine it'd likely fall to a Phenom II X6.

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