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AMD Phenom II X4: 45nm Benchmarked

Performance Analysis: Core i7 920 and Core 2 Quad 6600

The Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition can compete ably with Intel processors in its price class. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 is about 9% slower on average; a Core i7 920 system offers about 22% better performance.

BenchmarksCore i7 920 - 2.66 GHzCore 2 Quad Q6600 - 2.40 GHz
Crysis10.3%Faster1.0%Slower
Unreal Tournament 37.1%Faster6.9%Slower
World In Conflict43.3%Faster4.2%Slower
Supreme Commander13.0%Faster8.2%Faster
AVG Antivirus9.4%Faster19.1%Slower
Winrar 3.8035.3%Faster17.9%Slower
Winzip 117.8%Faster0.7%Slower
Acrobat 9 Professional13.7%Faster13.7%Faster
Photoshop CS 36.3%Faster4.1%Slower
Itunes6.8%Faster8.1%Slower
Lame MP312.4%Faster7.8%Slower
Studio 127.4%Faster11.5%Slower
DiVX31.9%Faster22.6%Slower
XviD19.5%Faster13.3%Slower
MainConcept H.26428.4%Faster25.6%Slower
Premiere Pro CS3 HDTV42.0%Faster8.1%Slower
Cinema 4D Release 1021.2%Faster17.6%Slower
3D Studio Max 929.0%Faster16.7%Slower
Fritz 1133.9%Faster8.0%Slower
Nero 8 Recode60.5%Faster3.3%Faster
Overall22.0%Faster9.1%Slower