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Test Setup And Benchmarks

Tom's CPU Architecture Shootout: 16 CPUs, One Core Each, And 3 GHz
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System Hardware
Motherboards
Socket AM2+MSI DKA790GX Platinum (Rev. 1.0), Chipset: AMD 790GX, BIOS: 1.8B1 (2009-03-15)
Socket AM3MSI 890FXA-GD70 (Rev. 1.0), Chipset: AMD 890FX, BIOS: 1.9 (2011-04-02)
LGA 775 (DDR2)
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P, Rev. 1.0, Chipset: Intel P45 Express, BIOS: F10 (2010-02-05)
LGA 775 (DDR3)
Gigabyte EP45T-UD3P, Rev. 1.0, Chipset: Intel P45 Express, BIOS: F8C (2009-09-03)
LGA 1156Asus Maximus III Formula (Rev. 1.0), Chipset: Intel P55, BIOS: 2104 (2010-12-15)
LGA 1155Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B2, Rev. 1.0, Chipset: Intel Z68, BIOS: F6 (2011-05-02)
LGA 1366MSI Big Bang XPower, Rev. 1.0, Chipset: X58, BIOS: V1.6 (2011-03-29)
Processors
AM2+ ProcessorsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ BE (65 nm Brisbane, G2), 2C/2T, 2.8 GHz, 2 x 512 KB L2 Cache, 65 W TDP
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (90 nm Windsor, F3), 2C/2T, 3.0 Ghz, 2 x 1 MB L2 Cache, 125 W TDP
AM3 ProcessorsAMD Athlon II X2 260 (45 nm Regor, C3), 2C/2T, 3.2 GHz, 2 x 1 MB L2 Cache, 95 W TDP
AMD Athlon II X4 645 (45 nm Propus, C3), 4C/4T, 3.1 GHz, 4 x 512 KB L2 Cache, 95 W TDP
AMD Phenom II X4 980 (45 nm Deneb, C3), 4C/4T, 3.7 GHz, 4 x 512 KB L2 Cache, 6 MB L3 Cache, 125 W TDP
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T (45 nm Thuban, E0), 6C/6T, 3.3 GHz, 6 x 512 KB L2 Cache, 6 MB L3 Cache, 125 W TDP
LGA 775 ProcessorsIntel Pentium 4 660 (90 nm Prescott), 1C/2T, 3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 115 W TDP
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 (65 nm Conroe), 2C/2T, 3.0 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 65 W TDP
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 (45 nm Wolfdale), 2C/2T, 3.33 GHz, 6 MB L2 Cache, 65 W TDP
LGA 1156 ProcessorsIntel Core i3-530 (45 nm w/ 32 nm Graphics, Clarkdale, C2), 2C/2T, 2.93 GHz, 2 x 256 KB L2 Cache, 4 MB L3 Cache, w/ HD Graphics, 73 W TDP
Intel Core i5-661 (45 nm w/ 32 nm Graphics, Clarkdale, C2), 2C/4T, 3.33 GHz, 2 x 256 KB L2 Cache, 4 MB L3 Cache, w/ HD Graphics, 87 W TDP, 3.6 GHz max. Turbo
Intel Core i7-875K (45 nm Lynnfield, B1), 4C/8T, 2.93 GHz, 4 x 256 KB L2 Cache, 8 MB L3 Cache, 95 W TDP, 3.6 GHz max. Turbo
LGA 1155 ProcessorsIntel Core i5-2500K (32 nm, Sandy Bridge, D2), 4C/4T, 3.3 GHz, 4 x 256 KB L2 Cache, 6 MB L3 Cache, w/ HD Graphics 3000, 95 W TDP, 3.7 GHz max. Turbo
Intel Core i7-2600K (32 nm, Sandy Bridge, D2), 4C/8T, 3.4 GHz, 4x 256 KB L2 Cache, 8 MB L3 Cache, w/ HD Graphics 3000, 95 W TDP, 3.8 GHz max. Turbo
LGA 1366 ProcessorsIntel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition (45 nm, Bloomfield, D0) 4C/8T, 3.33 GHz, 4 x 256 KB L2 and 8 MB L3 Cache, 130 W TDP,
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition (32 nm, Gulftown), 6C/12T, 3.33 GHz, 6 x 256 KB L2 and 12 MB L3 Cache, 130 W TDP
DDR2 RAM (Dual-Channel)4 x 2 GB DDR2-800, Chaintech Apogee AU2G732-12GH001, Mushkin Acsent XP2
DDR3 RAM (Dual-Channel)2 x 4 GB DDR3-1333, Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
DDR3 RAM (Triple-Channel)3 x 4 GB DDR3-1333, Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
GraphicsSapphire Radeon HD 5850, GPU: Cypress (725 MHz), Graphics RAM: 1024 MB GDDR5 (2000 MT/s), Stream Processors: 1440
SSDSamsung PM810 (470 series), 256 GB, Firmware 0701, SATA 3 Gb/s
Power SupplySeasonic X-760 760 W, SS-760KM Active PFC F3
System Software And Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate x64
Drivers And Settings
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility Ver. 9.1.1.1025
Intel Storage DriversMatrix Storage Drivers Ver. 8.​9.​0.​1023
Nvidia GraphicsVersion 258.96
Audio Benchmarks and Settings
BenchmarkDetails
iTunesVersion: 9.0.3.15
Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min., Convert to AAC audio format
Lame MP3Version 3.98.3
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min, convert WAV to MP3 audio format
Command: -b 160 --nores (160 kb/s)
Video Benchmarks and Settings
BenchmarkDetails
HandBrake CLIVersion: 0.94
Video: Big Buck Bunny (720x480, 23.972 frames) 5 Minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-Kanal, English
Video: AVC1 Audio1: AC3 Audio2: AAC (High Profile)
MainConcept Reference v2Version: 2.0.0.1555
MPEG2 to H.264
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG-2)
Audio: MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2 Channel, 16-bit, 224 kb/s)
Codec: H.264 Pro
Mode: PAL 50i (25 FPS)
Profile: H.264 BD HDMV
Application Benchmarks and Settings
BenchmarkDetails
7-ZipVersion 9.2
LZMA2
Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA2 -mx=5"
Benchmark: 2010-THG-Workload
WinRARVersion 3.92
RAR
Syntax "winrar a -r -m3"
Benchmark: 2010-THG-Workload
WinZip 14Version 14.0 Pro (8652)
WinZIP Commandline Version 3
ZIPX
Syntax "-a -ez -p -r"
Benchmark: 2010-THG-Workload
BlenderVersion: 2.54 beta
Syntax blender -b thg.blend -f 1
Resolution: 1920x1080
Anti-Aliasing: 8x
Render: THG.blend frame 1
Cinebench 11.5Version 11.5 Build CB25720DEMO
CPU Test single and multi threaded
Autodesk 3ds Max 2010Version: 10 x64
Rendering Space Flyby Mentalray (SPECapc_3dsmax9)
Frame: 248
Resolution: 1440x1080
Adobe After Effects CS5Create Video which includes 3 Streams
Frames: 210
Render Multiple Frames Simultaneosly: on
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5Video length 2m 21s
Export to H.264 Blu-ray
Source 960x720
Output 1280x720
Adobe Photoshop CS 5 (64-Bit)Version: 12
Filtering a 16 MB TIF (15000x7266)
Filters: Radial Blur (Amount: 10; Method: zoom; Quality: good), Shape Blur (Radius: 46 px; custom shape: Trademark symbol), Median (Radius: 1px), Polar Coordinates (Rectangular to Polar)
Adobe Acrobat 9 ProfessionalVersion: 9.0.0 (Extended)
== Printing Preferenced Menu ==
Default Settings: Standard
== Adobe PDF Security - Edit Menu ==
Encrypt all documents (128-bit RC4), Open Password: 123, Permissions Password: 321
Microsoft Powerpoint 2007Version: 2007 SP2
PPT to PDF, Powerpoint Document (115 Pages), Adobe PDF-Printer
Abbyy FineReaderVersion: 10 Professional Build (10.0.102.82)
Read PDF save to Doc, Source: Political Economy (J. Broadhurst 1842) 111 Pages
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
BenchmarkDetails
3DMark11Version: 1.0
Performance level
PCMark7Version: 1.0.4
Overall
SiSoftware Sandra 2011Version: 2010.1.16.10
Processor Arithmetic, Cryptography, Memory Bandwith
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