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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Six Core CPU - Real-World Tests - Part I

AMD has been lagging behind in the CPU race for a while, but now they jump back into the game with a 6-Core CPU that will definitely open some eyes.

| AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Apr 27, 2010 4:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: AMD

Real-world testing allows us to see how well a product will perform when used in the same manner as it would be in your house or office. It is an important side to performance testing as it can uncover hidden glitches in the way a product performs.

 

It is especially true when testing a mainboard; there are so many components of a board that have to interact that any problems between parts can cause a failure of the whole.

 

For real-world testing we use some common applications and functions. We test with LightWave 3D for rendering performance, AutoGK for transcoding from DVD to AVI and two games for gaming testing.

 


Rendering

 

Rendering of 3D Animation is a system intensive endeavor. You need a good CPU, memory and HDD speed to get good rendering times. For our testing we use LightWave 3D. This software from Newtek is an industry standard and has several pre-loaded scenes for us to use.

 


LightWave 3D

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 9.6
Developer Homepage: http://www.newtek.com
Product Homepage: http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/
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Our Lightwave 3D testing puts the AMD X6 just above the Core i5 750. It also shows that Lightwave is very thread aware (at least with the scene and render model we chose). You can see it scale very nicely as you add more cores and threads for it to use.

 


AutoGK

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.55
Developer Homepage: http://www.autogk.me.uk/
Product Homepage: http://www.autogk.me.uk/
Download It Here

 

AutoGK stands for Auto Gordian Knot; it is a suite of transcoding tools that are compiled into an easy to install and use utility. It allows you to transcode non-protected DVDs and other media to Xvid or Divx format. For our testing purposes we use a non-DRM restricted movie that is roughly 2 hours in length. This is transcoded to a single Xvid AVI at 100% quality.

 

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The 1090T puts on a decent showing here as it outperforms both the stock Core i5 750 and the Xeon X3470.

 

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