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Benchmarks: WinRAR, ScienceMark

Interestingly, it is the Core 2 Quad Q9650 that performs awfully in WinRAR. The Phenom II X4 965 was ~39% faster in the multi-thread test. Meanwhile, the Core i7 940 still dominated this test with an impressive 3056KB/s multi-thread result.

The Phenom II X4 965 was 6% faster than the Phenom II X4 955 when testing with ScienceMark 2.0, making it the fastest tested processor in this benchmark. The Core i7 940 was matched by the older Core 2 Duo E8600 processor, both of which were considerably slower than the Phenom II X4 965.