AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition Quad Core CPU

3D/Rendering Results

Cinebench 10 is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. The suite uses complex renders to guage the performance of the entire PC system in both single-core and multi-core modes. Testing was performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average created from the remaining 3 results.
cinebench multi cpu
cinebench opengl
Cinebench shows that whilst the Phenom does fairly well in multi-threaded applications, the pure speed of the Intel chip prevails.
3dm05  3dmark06
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
In a strangely reversed situation, the Core 2 Quad is beaten in the 3DMark tests by a few points. I'm not quite sure exactly why this is the case, although 3Dmark06 saw the CPU utilization up to 100% across all four cores
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Most Recent Comments

09-03-2008, 20:02:52

Black is back

But is it good news for the Green Team?

Check it outQuote

09-03-2008, 20:38:17

Not a chance I'd buy one.

I used to be quite loyal to AMD but that was Athlon XP days.. It came to building a new rig and very nearly bought a X2 6000 but just couldn't ignore the gains I'd get from switching.

Point is until AMD drastically improve they aren't gonna get anyone building a new rig jumping over to them or even sticking with them.

Good review as ever Matt

Oh yeah and I agree it should have been run without the fix if 2 days of testing gave you nothing to actually fix.Quote

09-03-2008, 22:16:58

nice review mate.

1 slight point though: "socket AM2 users"---shouldnt that be am2+ users

somehow this makes me think that AMD are rushing things so they dont fall too far behind intel.the interesting fact is that the phenom is not far behind the q6600 in the benchies(well at stock,anyway),so maybe amd are heading in the right direction after all,roll on the AMD 8 core(as per your news post the other day)maybe they are not as far behind as we all thought?Quote

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