AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE Review

WPrime, PovRay & CinebenchR11.5

 

WPrime

WPrime is an excellent multicore compliant alternative to SuperPi.

Interestingly we find the 1100T BE and the i7 950 very well matched in the WPrime benchmark.

PovRay

Persistence Of Vision RAYtracer is an application for creating three dimensional graphics. Within the program is a very popular benchmark that measures the processor's ability to render such images.

The PovRay result was particularly strange. Not only did the i7 950 lose out in terms of the overall Multithreaded score, the Intel also left with a low "Per CPU" score as well.

Cinebench R11.5

The latest iteration of Cinebench's rendering benchmark takes greater advantage of multiple cores. With this in mind, what better way to test a processor with no less than six cores?

Here we see the 1100T BE taking a small lead over the equivalently priced i7 950. Unsurprisingly, the overclocked processor is nothing short of unstoppable.

PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage is Futuremark's flagship "System Wide" benchmark. With a large focus on day to day operations, it's an excellent means of judging the capability of a computer as a whole.

Another win for team Green. Despite a high Game score, the i7 950 fell short in all other sub tests. From here on we will be taking a look at 3D and Game benchmarks.

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Most Recent Comments

07-12-2010, 01:24:12

tinytomlogan
Thought that AMD had ran out of numbers for their Hex Core flagships? Think again...

Continue Reading

07-12-2010, 04:25:24

Stromatolites
Someone hasnt slept tonight I take it, posting this at half six. Must be up with something green....

Like the review mate, shame really that the AMD offering is still trumped by the 950.

07-12-2010, 19:23:31

Delusion77
Im still waiting to see bulldozer(more specifically Zambezi/Orochi due to launch next year) and bobcat(ontario the netbook/tablet APU). those are 2 things from AMD im looking forward to. Competition to the i7 9xx series and Atom combo. Im not really interested in the middle of the range Llano as it is still athlonII based

17-12-2010, 14:30:42

loonyface
I can understand buying an X6 for rendering and stuff, but from what ive heard 6 cores doesn't improve gaming performance because most games are set up for 4 cores?

im probably misinformed.

17-12-2010, 14:47:01

Aurus_OC
Quote:
Originally Posted by loonyface View Post

I can understand buying an X6 for rendering and stuff, but from what ive heard 6 cores doesn't improve gaming performance because most games are set up for 4 cores?

im probably misinformed.
Nope you are totally right

For most newer games even an i3 540 will do the job perfectly fine. It's the GPU that counts most in games. Talking applications that really take advantages of a great CPU, well you have a different story there.
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