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AMD's Bulldozer Architecture: Overclocking Efficiency Explored

Benchmark Results: Archiving And Professional Applications


The highest clock rate wins: when 4.6 GHz is configured, the test system churns through the three archiving applications (7-Zip, WinRAR, and WinZip) most quickly. At default settings, Bulldozer naturally finishes last; for some reason, the undervolted setup winds up faster.

Professional Applications

Benchmark runs of professional applications show the same picture: