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Synthetic Performance

The Maya test seems to utilize the L3 cache rather well, while the clock speed plays a key role in 3dsMax. Therefore we have arranged the data according the Maya performance. As expected the Core i5 750 does very well, delivering the best result at 44.4fps. The Phenom II X4 965 comes in a close second with 42.7fps, while the Phenom II X2 555 performed rather well with 40.7fps. The performance starts to scale back noticeably once we reach the Core 2 processors and the Athlon II X4, none of which feature a L3 cache.

The CINEBENCH R11.5 results are arranged by the OpenGL score and surprisingly the AMD Phenom II processors clean up here. The Phenom II X4 965 managed a score of 33.8fps, while the Phenom II X2 555 scored 32.4fps. The Phenom II X4 925 and X3 720 both also beat the Core i5 750 when measuring OpenGL performance. The Phenom II X4 965 was faster than the Core i5 750 when measuring CPU performance, while the X4 925 was only slightly slower.

Using the built-in WinRAR benchmark the Core i5 750 was able to beat the Phenom II X4 965 by a 19% performance margin. The Phenom II X4 925 was 10% slower than the X4 965 and as much as 15% faster compared to the Core i5 650, which was only able to match the Athlon II X4 635 and Phenom II X3 720 processors. At the bottom of the graph we have the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors, along with the Phenom II X2 555.