Performance: Phenom X3 8750 Only 4% Slower Than The 6400+
The Phenom X3 8750 with 2.40 GHz does very well up against the traditional Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and 6400+.
Although the X2 8750 clocks at a rate of 800 MHz less than the Athlon 64 X2 6400+, it is on average only 4% slower. But the third core means that the Phenom X3 is the clear winner for video and 3D rendering tasks.
Compared to the Athlon 64 X2 6000+, the clocking difference is 600 MHz, but the Phenom X3 8750 is 2.8% faster in the course of benchmark tests.
The Phenom X3 8750 is, however, considerably more expensive than the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ and 6000+.