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Efficiency: Optimizing The Clock Rate Of AMD's Phenom II X6

Benchmark Results: Applications

Our 3.8 GHz overclocking improves the six-core’s performance quite a bit, allowing it to easily overtake the much more expensive Intel processors.

PDF creation from a massive PowerPoint presentation doesn’t benefit that much from overclocking.

Cinebench’s single-thread workload proves that the AMD cores are capable of competing with Intel.

Once we switch to the multi-threaded version, Phenom II X6 can take advantage of all six cores. The Intel Gulftown-based Core i7-980X remains superior.