Cinebench 10 is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. The suite uses complex renders to gauge 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.
POV-Ray is a Persistence of Vision Raytracing tool for producing high-quality computer graphics. The freely available software suite is bundled with a benchmarking scene that uses many of POV-Ray's internal features to heavily test the abilities of the CPU in both single and multi-core modes.
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.
Nothing unusual here really, the 920 still wins in the multi core benchmarks due to it's 8 logical cores vs the 4 physical cores of the 965 and 955. However, in the single threaded benchmarks the 965 does take the lead due to being almost 700Mhz faster than the 920 at stock speeds. 3DMark 06 also favours the 965 over the 920 due to it's higher clock speed. Vantage however does take advantage of the multiple cores of the 920.
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