AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE Review

3DMark Vantage & Unigene Heaven

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage - Performance

3DMark Vantage is Futuremarks flagship gaming oriented benchmark at present and is considered to be a demanding one at that. Our tests were carried out under the "Performance" prefix.

Here we see the Intel platform sitting squarely in between reference and overclocked 1100T scores. On the basis that the i7 950 hasn't even been given the opportunity to perform above its default clockspeed, we definitely have a winner here.

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage - eXtreme

The eXtreme mode is considerably more demanding than the previously used Performance mode. This is a heavily GPU intensive mode but regardless, the end result could be interesting.

While GPU scores remain level across all systems, the i7 950 is clearly more efficient per clock cycle. This is shown by the CPU test results, which once again position the i7 950 somewhere between the reference and overclocked AMD results.

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

Recently Unigine produced the fantastic Heaven Benchmark. Based around a ficticious floating village the benchmark makes full use of the Direct X 11 API, most notably with the implementation of Hardware Tesselation.

Contrary to the results shown in Futuremark's 3DMark Vantage, the GPU intensive Heaven benchmark shows all platforms performing evenly. Will the same hold for real world gaming?

Lets find out.

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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
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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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