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Clock-for-Clock Performance

When measuring clock for clock performance with the x264 HD Benchmark we see that trends remain almost identical. The only difference here is that the Pentium G6950 is now a fraction faster than the Pentium E6600. The Athlon II X4 630 and Athlon II X3 435 processors appear even more dominant with 53.2fps and 47.1fps, respectively.

CINEBENCH R11.5 results also remain much the same for each processor when comparing clock for clock performance. The OpenGL numbers changed slightly as we see the Pentium G6950 now has an advantage over the Phenom II X2 555, while the Pentium E5400 loses out to the Athlon II X4 630 and Athlon X3 435 processors.

The AMD Athlon II and Phenom II processors still dominate the Intel Pentium and Celeron parts, while the Sempron 140 is left at the bottom of the pack in Far Cry 2.

Power consumption trends remain much the same when running all the processors at 2.40GHz. With the exception of the Phenom II X2 555, which works at 3.20GHz, and the Celeron E3300 at 2.50GHz, most of the processors operate between 2.70GHz and 3.0GHz. Therefore the majority of the CPUs tested were working within a few 100MHz of each other anyway.