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AMD Phenom II Arrives - 45nm Deneb and Dragon Platform - Test Systems and EVEREST

Today AMD joins the ranks of Intel by releasing its 45nm processor core in the form of the Phenom II.

| AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 7, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: AMD

K10 Test System

 

Motherboard: MSI DKA790GX (Supplied by MSI)

 

Memory: 2x2GB Aeneon DDR2-1200 Xtune (Supplied by Aeneom)

 

Hard Disk: Intel X-25M 80GB SSD (Supplied by Intel)

 

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista x64 SP1

 

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 8.12, NVIDIA ForceWare 180.24

 

Intel Core 2 Test System

 

Motherboard: GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Memory: 2x2GB Corsair PC3-1600 (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk: Intel X-25M 80GB SSD (Supplied by Intel)

 

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista x64 SP1

 

Drivers: Intel INF 9.0.0.1008, NVIDIA ForceWare 180.24

 

Core i7 Test System

 

Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Memory: 3x2GB Corsair Triple Channel PC3-1600 (Supplied by Corsair)

 

Hard Disk: Intel X-25M 80GB SSD (Supplied by Intel)

 

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista x64 SP1

 

Drivers: Intel INF 9.0.0.1008, NVIDIA ForceWare 180.24

 

Today we have three major platforms on the bench. First we have the K8/10 setup using the Dragon platform. While Phenom II isn't designed to directly compete with the Core i7, we thought it was a good idea to throw in the results for reference. However, the Core 2 Extreme that it's designed to take on is included and we have given you a full lust of results here today. So without any further delays, off we go.

 

EVEREST Ultimate Edition

 

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Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

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EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.

 

AMD Phenom II Arrives - 45nm Deneb and Dragon Platform

 

AMD Phenom II Arrives - 45nm Deneb and Dragon Platform

 

AMD Phenom II Arrives - 45nm Deneb and Dragon Platform

 

AMD Phenom II Arrives - 45nm Deneb and Dragon Platform

 

Phenom II seems to be lacking any real CPU power, even when compared to the Core 2 series and is certainly much less than Core i7. It seems that the extra cache isn't helping AMD much here. Memory performance is good since the on die memory controller remains intact.

 

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