Benchmark Results: Productivity
Phenom II X6 1090T gets a big boost in our Photoshop CS4 test, but it’s only enough to pass Intel’s Core i5-750. The rest of the Bloomfield parts are still faster and Gulftown holds a more significant advantage. Nevertheless, compared to Phenom II X4 965, the six-core processor represents a massive speed-up.
I know I promised that AVG would disappear in my Core i7-980X review, but it’s making one final showing here, since my Kaspersky test isn’t ready yet. The results are unsurprising.
Threading optimizations in 3ds Max help the Phenom II X6 1090T shoot ahead of Intel’s Core i7-930, -920, and Core i5-750, while the Phenom II X4 965 trails in last place.
Five Intel processors dominate here, though threading clearly gives the X6 an advantage over AMD’s previous flagship.
Speed-ups in 7-Zip place AMD’s hexa-core CPU just behind Intel’s quad-core Core i7-975 Extreme Edition. The significance here, of course, is that the Phenom II X6 1090T beats out Intel’s Core i7-930—a slightly more expensive processor.