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Socket AM3: AMD's Phenom II Gets DDR3

Test Setup And Benchmarks

Hardware Configuration
ProcessorsAMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition @ 3 GHz (AM2+)
AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2.6 GHz (AM3)
AMD Phenom II X4 910 simulated @ 2.6 GHz (AM2+)
AMD Phenom X4 9950 @ 2.6 GHz (AM2+)
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition @ 2.8 GHz (AM3)
AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition @ 2.4 GHz (AM2+)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16 GHz (LGA 775)
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66 GHz (LGA 1366)
MotherboardsAsus M4A79T Deluxe (790FX/SB750) Socket AM3
Asus M3A78-T (790GX/SB750) Socket AM2+
Asus Rampage II Extreme (X58/ICH10) LGA 1366
Intel DX48BT2 (X48/ICH10) LGA 775
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GTX 280 1 GB
StorageSeagate Barracuda 7200.10 250 GB
Lite-On DH-4O1S BD-ROM
Memory4 GB (2 GB x 2) Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066 5-5-5-15 @ 2.1 V
4 GB (2 GB x 2) Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65 V (AMD)6 GB (2 GB x 3) Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65 V (Intel)
Software Configuration
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate Edition x64
Graphics DriversGeForce 181.22

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
3D Games
CrysisVersion: 1.2.1, Video Quality: Very High Details, Demo: CPU-Benchmark + Tom’s Hardware Tool
Far Cry 2Quality settings set to max, 2560x1600/1920x1200, latest Steam version, in-game benchmark (Ranch medium).
Left 4 DeadQuality settings set to max, 2560x1600/1920x1200, latest Steam version, timed demo.
Call of Duty: World at WarQuality settings set to max, 2560x1600/1920x1200, Patch v1.1, 60s FRAPS run through Semper Fi campaign.
Audio Encoding
iTunesVersion:, Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min., Default format AAC
Lame MP3Version: 3.98 Beta 3 (05-22-2007), Audio CD ""Terminator II" SE, 53 min, wave to MP3, 160 Kb/s
Video Encoding
TMPEG 4.5Version:, Import File: "Terminator II" SE DVD (5 Minutes), Resolution: 720x576 (PAL) 16:9
DivX 6.8.3Encoding mode: Insane Quality, Enhanced Multi-Threading, Enabled using SSE4, Quarter-pixel search
XviD 1.1.3Display encoding status=off
Mainconcept Reference 1.5.1 Reference H.264 Plugin Pro 1.5.1MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264), MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec, 28 sec HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG2), Audio: MPEG2 (44.1 KHz, 2 Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kb/s), Mode: PAL (25 FPS), Profile: Tom’s Hardware Settings for Qct-Core
Autodesk 3D Studio Max 9Version: 9.0, Rendering Dragon Image at 1920x1080 (HDTV)
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus 8Version: 8.0.134, Virus base: 270.4.5/1533, Benchmark: Scan 334 MB Folder of ZIP/RAR compressed files
Winrar 3.80Version 3.70 BETA 8, WinZIP Commandline Version 2.3, Compression=Best, Dictionary=4,096 KB, Benchmark: THG-Workload (334 MB)
Winzip 11Version 11.2, Compression=Best, Benchmark: THG-Workload (139 MB)
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
3DMark VantageVersion: 1.02, GPU and CPU scores
PCMark VantageVersion: 1.00, System, Memory, Hard Disk Drive benchmarks, Windows Media Player
SiSoftware Sandra XII SP2Version 2008.5.14.24, CPU Test=CPU Arithmetic/MultiMedia, Memory Test=Bandwidth Benchmark