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3DMark Vantage: 3D Performance

3DMark Vantage benchmark shows the systems performance in gaming applications. In this case it is important to keep in mind that the processor part of this test can be well paralleled, which makes the obtained results a little different from the performance in real games.

The results of 3DMark Vantage reveal a slightly different picture than what we have just seen in PCMark Vantage. High-quality optimization of the CPU test from this suite that calculates gaming physics and artificial intelligence components for numerous computer opponents allows six-core Istanbul processors with 2.4 and 2.6 GHz frequencies to run even faster than, for instance, Phenom II X4 965 working at way higher clock speed of 3.4 GHz. However, six-core Opteron processors still lose to quad-core Core i7-920 that retains its leadership due to both: more progressive microarchitecture as well as support of Hyper-Threading technology, which becomes very useful in this case.

 
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