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AMD's New Phenom II X6 1100T - Have Six for Christmas

AMD's New Phenom II X6 1100T - Have Six for Christmas



Results - SYSmark 2007 Preview

Results - SYSmark 2007 Preview

As a system-wide benchmark suite, SYSmark 2007 contains many of the applications you would find on a desktop, but it's not the most up to date benchmark, especially for gauging intense multi-core performance. However, it's still a fair benchmark given that good multi-threaded mainstream applications continue to be rare. Here, Intel's Core architecture maintains its advantage with the i7-870 significantly faster than the new Phenom II X6 1100T, which is just about level with the 1090T due to its minor 100MHz clock boost. Even the Core i5-760 is competitive enough to see off the AMD contingent. The other newer 6-core, the Phenom II X6 1075T was not too far from the top too with its score of 195.

As for the AMD quad-cores, the 970 is predictably a small bump above the 965, which means one does fancy it against the more costly i5-760. The Athlon II X4 645 is also slightly ahead of the 635, but both processors were never close to Intel's Core i3, its likely competitors in that price bracket.

A closer look at the breakdown showed that even in Video Creation, the 6-cores weren't exactly racing away with the top scores, which confirms the limitations of this application when it comes to true multi-core evaluation. However, it's to be noted that most of the applications in the test suite still represent the average person using the system on a day-to-day basis. We'll focus on further aspects of system usage in other following benchmarks.