AMD's Thunderbird finally fully fledged

Professional OpenGL Application Performance - SPECviewperf 6.1.1, Continued

SPECviewperf shows once more that Thunderbird marks a significant improvement over the 'old' Athlon CPU. Its fast L2-cache plus its powerful FPU are able to put in into first place in most of the five applications.

FPU Performance

We were surprised to see that Thunderbird was even able to score a bit better in our standard 3D Studio Max FPU benchmark. The enhanced on-die L2-cache of AMD's new processor cannot really explain this, but it proves that Thunderbird incorporates some other improvements as well.