As for the results demonstrated by the new Phenom II X4 processors in final rendering applications, the verdict will be the same as for the video encoding tasks. Namely, new AMD processors are way faster than their predecessors, but not fast enough to compete successfully against Core i7. They caught up with the junior Core 2 Quad models, but that’s about it. So, the picture is again quite common: even if Phenom II X4 940 outperforms Core 2 Quad Q9400, it still loses to Core i7-920. Therefore, since all three processors belong to the same price range, the only argument in favor of the new AMD solution will be high total cost of the LGA1366 platform.