Sometimes They Come Back: AMD Launching Phenom II X4. Page 6
[01/07/2009 09:16 PM | CPU]
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
Today AMD announced a new modification of their quad-core processors aka Phenom II X4. The new CPUs are manufactured using advanced 45nm process, have higher clock speeds and larger L3 cache. But are these improvements enough to help AMD regain the high-performance processor market share?
Graphics Performance: 3DMark Vantage
Phenom II X4 is dramatically behind Core i7 processors in 3DMark tests. However, there is a logical explanation to that: this test very well splits the load into parallel threads and takes advantage of SMT technology implemented in the new Intel processors. If we compare the Phenom II X4 performance against that of the competitor’s LGA775 solutions, we will see that both models perform as fast as similarly priced Core 2 Quad Q9400 and Core 2 Quad Q8300.
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