AMD Phenom II X4 810 CPU Performance
Although the new AMD Phenom II X4 810 CPU is designed in Socket AM3 form-factor, we decided to check its performance as well as the performance of other new CPU models in a Socket AM2+ system equipped with DDR2 SDRAM. The reason for that is quite logical from the economical standpoint: these mainstream processors will most likely be used in these particular systems. Moreover, we used DDR2 memory in all other systems, so it seemed absolutely fair to go with a Socket AM2+ platform for our AMD Phenom II X4 810 processor performance analysis.
Smart pricing policy is definitely one thing AMD has become very good at lately. That is why it would be very strange if one of the newly announced CPUs looked out-of-place in the same price range as its competitors. So, we were not at all surprised to see that the new Phenom II X4 810 was a little faster than Core 2 Quad Q8200. However, a more expensive Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 processor turned out a tougher nut to crack for the new AMD solution.