Simulated dual, triple-core Phenoms get benchmarked

By on November 26, 2007, 8:53 PM
Although AMD has only rolled out quad-core Phenoms so far, the folks over at German site PC Games Hardware claim they have benchmarked the yet-unreleased Phenom X3 and Phenom X2 processors well, sort of. They actually use a 2.3GHz quad-core Phenom processor and shut down core by core to simulate dual- and triple-core parts.

The benchmarks only cover 3DMark06, Cinebench R10, and WinRAR, and compare dual-, triple-, and quad-core Phenoms clocked at 2.3GHz with an Athlon 64 X2 4400+ clocked at the same speed and a 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600. Overall, the benchmarks show the dual-core Phenom providing about 66% of the performance of a triple-core CPU, while the triple-core Phenom provides about 75% of the performance of a quad-core part. Check out PC Games Hardware's benchmarks here (translated from German using Google).

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Nirkon said:
That CPU performance is expected, but in game performance thats a whole lot different, the e6850 beats any CPU right now in game performance (lack of quad core support). So now we have to wait and see the game performance when its released.
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