Intel QX9650 vs AMD Phenom X4 in Crysis

Posted on Monday, Oct 29 2007 @ 13:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The guys from Expreview have another exclusive. They got their hands on a Phenom X4 processor and compared it to the Intel E6850, Intel QX6850 and Intel QX9650. The test was done on a Intel P35 and AMD RD790 motherboard with a GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card in Windows XP.

To see which architecture performs best Expreview clocked all four processors at 3GHz.

Here are the results:

Crysis CPU benchmark Intel E6850 Intel QX6850 Intel QX9650 AMD Phenom X4
Frequency 3GHz (333MHz x 9) 3GHz (333MHz x 9) 3GHz (333MHz x 9) 3GHz (200MHz x 15)
Timedemo Run 0 44.01 45.14 45.46 40.38
Timedemo Run 1 50.42 51.37 51.24 48.27
Timedemo Run 2 51.12 51.63 51.55 48.53
Timedemo Run 3 51.21 51.55 51.56 48.72
Average 49.19 49.92 49.95 46.48

In this benchmark the Phenom X4 doesn't really impress, in a clock-to-clock comparison to chip can't beat the Core 2 processors and most rumours indicate AMD isn't even planning to release a 3GHz Phenom X4 processor this year or in early 2008. If this benchmark is a good indication of the performance of the K10 it seems that AMD will need to agressively price their Phenom CPUs to compete with Intel.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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