AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE Review
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.