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The CINEBENCH multi-CPU rendering test shows a 27% increase in performance between the Phenom 9500 and 9900 processors in favor of the latter. The OpenGL rendering test also shows an 18% performance margin favoring the Phenom 9900 when compared to the 9500. Given that the Phenom 9900 is clocked exactly 18% higher than the 9500, this makes sense.
The CINEBENCH OpenGL test appears to favor processors with a higher clock frequency rather than multiple cores, as the 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo E8400 dominated this test with a 34% advantage over the Phenom 9900. However the multi-CPU rendering saw the E8400 lose to the Phenom 9900 by a 31% performance margin. In terms of multi-CPU rendering performance the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 sat between the Phenom 9700 and 9900 processors, meaning a 2.5GHz Phenom would match the 2.4GHz Q6600 in this test.
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