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My Intel Core i7 and Phenom II 940 Comparison

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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Well now that I own both CPU's I figured I'd do a comparison between the both. I am only doing 3dmark CPU tests, and wprime comparisons. I dont have much time on my hands to do more benchmarks and these are the ones I have my hands on now. So lets see.


    PLEASE NOTE HYPER THREADING IS OFF ON THE I7. THE COMPARISON IS JUST TO SEE HOW BOTH CPU'S PERFORM CLOCK FOR CLOCK. HYPER THREADING WOULD MAKE THINGS EVEN MORE UN EVEN.

    ALSO THE I7 USES DDR3, HOWEVER THE PHENOM IS RUNNING WINDOWS XP WHICH ALLOWS BETTER PERFORMANCE THAT THE OS ON THE I7 WHICH IS WINDOWS 7. ALTHOUGH THIS IS NOT A FAIR COMPARISON I TRIED TO MAKE IT AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE.



    So far we have these results:


    wPrime Default Clocks.

    Core i7 @ 2.6 GHz - 12.109
    Phenom II 940 @ 3.0 GHz - 13.094

    3mark 06 CPU test default clocks

    Core i7 @ 2.6 GHz - 4251 points
    Phenom II 940 @ 3.0 GHz - 4512 points

    wPrime both at 3.0 GHz
    Core i7 @ 3.0 GHz - 10.61
    Phenom II 940 @ 3.0 GHz - 13.094

    3dmark 06 CPU Test both at 3.0 Ghz
    Core i7 - 4793
    Ph II 940 - 4512

    wPrime 3.4 GHz
    Core i7 - 9.376
    Ph II 940 - 11.515

    3dMark 06 CPU test at 3.4 GHz
    Core i7 - 5442
    Ph II 940 - 4990

    wPrime 3.6 GHz
    Core i7 - 8.826
    Ph II 940 - 10.968

    3dMark 06 CPU test 3.6 GHz
    Core i7 - 5706
    PH II 940 - 5240

    wPrime 3.8 GHz
    Core i7 - 8.343
    PH II 940 - 10.344

    3dMark 06 CPU Test 3.8 GHz
    Core i7 - 5931
    PH II 940 - 5407

    Everest CPU Photoworxx benchmark
    i7 4GHz HT on - 41132
    i7 3.65 GHz HT off - 34943
    PH II 940 - 24424

    Fritz Chess Benchmark
    i7 4GHz HT on - Relative Speed 29.90 / Kilo Nodes per second 14351
    i7 .365 GHz HT off - Relative Speed 22.05 / Kilo Nodes per second 10583
    Ph II 940 - Relative Speed 18.32 / Kilo Nodes per second 8795


    Geekbench
    i7 4GHz HT on - 10353
    i7 3.65 GHz HT off - 7554
    PH II 940 - 6604

    x264 benchmark
    i7 4GHz HT on - http://img.techpowerup.org/090330/Capture145.jpg

    i7 3.65 GHz HT off -http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1289390&postcount=84
    PH II 940 - http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1289390&postcount=84
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    First up was a round of Wprime with both CPUs untouched.

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    3dmark 06 default clocks

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    Intel 4251 points

    AMD 4512 points

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    core i7 at 3.0 Ghz wPrime

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    Core i7 @ 3.0 Ghz 3dmark Cpu test

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    I will continue this tomorrow. I will target clocks like 3.2 GHz, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 GHz and if possible to get AMD rig stable at 4ghz, then I will do runs at 4ghz as well.
     
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    Nice! I can't wait to see the 4ghz results :toast:
     
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    my daily settings on my i7 are 4ghz, Just dont know if I can get the PHenom II that high to do the runs. I'll try tomorrow or when I get there.
     
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    memory plays a big role and looks like that DDR3 is some great stuff. the timings on your AMD can be tighten up a bit but dont look like it would help much. Sweet comparison looking forward to more.
     
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    I know, but hey what can I do about it, I don't have an AM3 rig yet. However I am running my DDR3 at a lower divider than what it runs at to make things more even. Ill be doing some more runs later today, just got home from work, need some rest
     
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    wPrime at 3.4 GHz

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    3dmark 06 cpu test 3.4 GHz

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    wPrime 3.6 GHz

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    3dMark 06 CPU test 3.6 GHz

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    wPrime 3.8 GHz

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    Good benchmarking :toast: its good to see these sorta results, real time results. These results i would believe more then some sites that do tests :)

    The AMD falls behind in most tests but the fact is that its not by alot at all, im impressed on how well that Phenom II is performing :D

    Keep up the good work :rockout:
     
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    thanks bro. Yeah the Phenom II is not bad at all bro, I love it. You do have to keep something in mind. Phenom II is running on xp and i7 is running on W7. Although W7 is great, XP will give the i7 better performance as I have already tried it.
     
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    3dmark 06 CPU test 3.8 GHz

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    Ok this is as far as my Phenom II will go stable for now without any tweaking.

    If there is any comparison that you guys want to see with a different benchmark, just let me know.

    If you want to see these two systems in action with another benchmark post up which benchmark, how do you want me to run the CPU's and a download link to the benchmark.


    Any comments or feedback on this test?
     
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    Know Problem dude :) ahhh ok i see fair enough, that's understandable, so im guessing the Phenom II doesn't bench as good in W7? My next OS will be W7 id say with a Phenom so be good to see.

    Anyway good stuff :toast:
     
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    W7 is just a much more resourceful OS. W7 is much faster than vista, but XP blows them away as far as benchmarking.

    But W7 is very good, i've been using it for a couple of months now and I love it. BUt my Phenom Rig is just a benching rig, so thats why I went with XP. My daily computer is my i7
     
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    Do you have any games?
     
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    Hmmm, how about F@H SMP performance? Although that's dependent on which WU you get so idk about that.
     
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    Good stuff, like I been saying all along, the 940 hangs, but when it comes to HT it gets it's doors blown off. Ty for these results!
     
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    in case you didnt notice HT was off on the intel, just in case. with HT on it wouldnt be fair.
     
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