Intel Core 2 Duo Threatened: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition CPU Review. Page 7
[03/20/2009 01:54 PM | CPU]
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
AMD have started to use new 45nm core for their unique triple-core CPUs. As a result, there appeared a very attractive solution for the mainstream segment. And taking into consideration remarkable potential of the Phenom II X3 CPUs, we have every reason to conclude that it is going to be a new sales hit.
I could say the same thing about 3D modeling tasks; however, the CPU performance tests performed in 3ds max 2009 cause a little confusion here. Intel processors have always demonstrated high rendering performance in this application due to their microarchitectural peculiarities. As we can clearly see now, the additional core of the new Phenom II X3 720 processors cannot really make up for this. Although Phenom II X3 720 can process up to three computational threads at a time, it is only a tiny bit ahead of Core 2 Duo E840.
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