Clarkdale's Efficiency: Core i5-661 Versus Core 2, Athlon II, And Phenom II

Test Setup

System Hardware
Motherboard I
(Socket AM3)
Gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: AMD 785g
BIOS: F4a (11/03/2009)
Motherboard II
(LGA 775)
Intel DG45ID (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: G45
BIOS: 0089
Motherboard III
(LGA 1156)
Intel DH55TC  (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: H55
BIOS: 0027 (11/19/2009)
CPU AMD IAMD Athlon II X2 240e (45nm, 2.8 GHz, 2 x 1MB L2 Cache, TDP 45W, Rev. C2)
CPU AMD IIAMD Phenom II X2 550 (45nm, 3.1 GHz, 2 x 512KB L2 and 6MB L3 Cache, TDP 80W, Rev. C2)
CPU Intel IIntel Core 2 Duo E8600 (45nm, 3.33 GHz, 4 x 6MB L2, TDP 65W, Rev. C2)
CPU Intel IIIntel Core i5-661 (32nm, 3.33 GHz, 2 x 256KB L2 and 4MB L3 Cache, TDP 87W)
RAM DDR2 (dual)2 x 2GB DDR2-1066 (Walton Chaintech Apogee AU2G732-12GH001)
RAM DDR3 (dual)2 x 2GB DDR3-1600 (Corsair CMD4GX3M2A1600C8)
Hard DriveWestern Digital VelociRaptor, 300GB (WD3000HLFS)
10,000 RPM, SATA/300, 16MB Cache
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling, Silencer 750EPS12V 750W
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 x64
Service Pack 2 (Build 6000)
Drivers and Settings
AMD Graphics DriversATI Catalyst 9.11
AMD Chipset DriversATI Catalyst 9.11
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility Ver.
Intel Storage DriversMatrix Storage Drivers Ver.
Intel Graphics DriversVersion 15.16
3D-Games Benchmarks and Settings
Far Cry 2Version: 1.0.1
Far Cry 2 Benchmark Tool
Video Mode: 1280x800
Direct3D 9
Overall Quality: Medium
Bloom activated
HDR off
Demo: Ranch Small
GTA IVVersion: 1.0.3
Video Mode: 1280x1024
- 1280x1024
- Aspect Ratio: Auto
- All options: Medium
- View Distance: 30
- Detail Distance: 100
- Vehicle Density: 100
- Shadow Density: 16
- Definition: On
- Vsync: Off
Ingame Benchmark
Left 4 DeadVersion:
Video Mode: 1280x800
Game Settings
- Anti Aliasing none
- Filtering Trilinear
- Wait for vertical sync disabled
- Shader Detail Medium
- Effect Detail Medium
- Model/Texture Detail Medium
Demo: THG Demo 1
Audio Benchmarks and Settings
Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min.
Convert to AAC audio format
Lame MP3Version 3.98
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min
convert WAV to MP3 audio format
Command: -b 160 --nores (160 Kbps)
Video Benchmarks and Settings
TMPEG 4.6Version:
Video: Terminator 2 SE DVD (720x576, 16:9) 5 Minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital, 48000 Hz, 6-channel, English
Advanced Acoustic Engine MP3 Encoder (160 Kbps, 44.1 KHz)
DivX 6.8.5Version: 6.8.5
== Main Menu ==
== Codec Menu ==
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
Enhanced multithreading
Enabled using SSE4
Quarter-pixel search
== Video Menu ==
Quantization: MPEG-2
XviD 1.2.1Version: 1.2.1
Other Options / Encoder Menu -
Display encoding status = off
Mainconcept Reference 1.6.1Version: 1.6.1
MPEG-2 to MPEG-2 (H.264)
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
28 sec. HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG-2)
MPEG2 (44.1 kHz, 2-channel, 16-bit, 224 Kbps)
Codec: H.264
Mode: PAL (25 FPS)
Profile: Settings for eight threads
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4Version: 4.0
WMV 1920x1080 (39 sec.)
Export: Adobe Media Encoder
== Video ==
H.264 Blu-ray
1440x1080i 25 High Quality
Encoding Passes: one
Bitrate Mode: VBR
Frame: 1440x1080
Frame Rate: 25
== Audio ==
PCM Audio, 48 kHz, Stereo
Encoding Passes: one
Application Benchmarks and Settings
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8Version: 8.5.287
Virus base: 270.12.16/2094
Scan: some compressed ZIP and RAR archives
Winrar 3.9Version 3.90 x64 BETA 1
Compression = Best
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Winzip 12Version 12.0 (8252)
WinZIP Commandline Version 3
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096KB
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Autodesk 3d Studio Max 2009Version: 9 x64
Rendering Dragon Image
Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (frame 1-5)
Adobe Photoshop CS 4 (64-Bit)Version: 11
Filtering a 16MB TIF (15000x7266)
Radial Blur (Amount: 10; Method: zoom; Quality: good)
Shape Blur (Radius: 46 px; custom shape: Trademark sysmbol)
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
Powerpoint Document (115 Pages)
Adobe PDF-Printer
Deep Fritz 11Version: 11
Fritz Chess Benchmark Version 4.2
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
3DMark VantageVersion: 1.02
Options: Performance
Graphics Test 1
Graphics Test 2
CPU Test 1
CPU Test 2
PCMark VantageVersion: 1.00
PCMark Benchmark
Memories Benchmark
SiSoftware Sandra 2009Version: 2009 SP3
Processor Arithmetic, Cryptography, Memory Bandwith