Synthetic Performance

The SPECviewperf v10 results are very interesting. While the 890GX and 785G platforms with the Phenom II X4 965 provide only a slight performance advantage over the H55/Core i5 750 combo in the Maya test, they were considerably faster when running the 3dsMax test. Both AMD platforms delivered more than double the performance of Intel's.

GPU performance once again heavily favored the AMD platforms, this time when testing with CINEBENCH R11.5 which saw the 890GX beat the H55 with an 81% performance margin. Now we should point out that this test measures the performance of the graphics engine and not the processor. This is puzzling as both platforms were using the Radeon HD 5870 with the same drivers yet AMD has a significant advantage here.

The WinRAR test goes the way of Intel once multi-threading support is enabled. The 890GX and 785G chipsets allowed the Phenom II X4 965 to deliver the same level of performance, leaving the Core i5 750 to enjoy a 21% performance advantage in this test.