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Optimizing Your Phenom II Overclock For Efficiency

Performance Results: PCMark And 3DMark Vantage

PCMark

The PCMark Vantage overall score scales nicely with increased clock speed.

Memory bandwidth also benefits from additional clock speed.

3DMark

Again, nice performance scaling once you increase the processor clock speed.

The overall 3DMark Vantage score doesn’t benefit much from the clock speed increase, as the graphics card is much more important in this benchmark. We used a Zotac GeForce GTX 260², now part of our 2009 reference configuration.