Wednesday, November 26th 2008

Early Performance Projections for Phenom II X4 940 Trickle-in

AMD would be releasing its desktop 45nm CPUs, starting with two models under the Phenom II X4 banner. At this point in time, there is a great deal of uncertainty about when AMD plans to stock retailers with the new CPUs. The company's own roadmaps pointed out to a Q1 2009 launch, with several sources reporting then, that an early January launch was likely, but now it seems unlikely according to sources, who suggest these processors to stock up in March or later.

Meanwhile, a slide showing what looks like the the company's performance projections for the Phenom II X4 940, made its way to Expreview. The Phenom II X4 940 quad-core processor (Black Edition variant) would serve as the company's flagship desktop processor in the months to come, until it gets a proper AM3 refresh, and taken over by Phenom II X4 945. In the slide, the Phenom II X4 940 is pitted against two seemingly mainstream quad-core processors by Intel: Core 2 Quad Q9300 and Core 2 Quad Q9400. A percentage comparison in the gaming performance across some games and 3DMark06 is shown.
With 3DMark06, the Intel processors are projected up to 20% slower, while the gaps widen with the three games: Lost Planet, Quake 4, and Unreal Tournament 3 (CTF-corebot). It is interesting to note AMD using Q9x00 processors as the competitor-reference in its projection charts. It should give us an idea about which Intel processor ends up matching the X4 940. AMD has already demonstrated overclocking potential never before seen for an AMD processor, with the Phenom II series.Source: Expreview
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31 Comments on Early Performance Projections for Phenom II X4 940 Trickle-in

#1
Lazzer408
What we need is a chart that compairs money to benchmarks. Example...

CPU A: $100 per mflop
CPU B: $79 per mflop

Something along those lines. It all boils down to the dollar and typically you get what you pay for...unless you overclock it! It's like free money.
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#2
fashioso
Come on guys

Well hopefully AMD will throw a good CPU, i will hope that AMD will pass the Core 2 D's and Q's in terms of performance. All of you who says that AMD is lost and that you dont believe on the early benchmarks should think that if it wasnt for the Athlon's 64, we will seeing a stupid version of the Pentium 6 or 7 or maybe we'll be stuck with the P4 with HT :eek:

Personally i think Intel need some competition so they can stay honest with the public.

All of the Intel fanboys should be thankful to the Green company, Intel havent been honest.
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#3
[I.R.A]_FBi
fashioso said:
Well hopefully AMD will throw a good CPU, i will hope that AMD will pass the Core 2 D's and Q's in terms of performance. All of you who says that AMD is lost and that you dont believe on the early benchmarks should think that if it wasnt for the Athlon's 64, we will seeing a stupid version of the Pentium 6 or 7 or maybe we'll be stuck with the P4 with HT :eek:

Personally i think Intel need some competition so they can stay honest with the public.

All of the Intel fanboys should be thankful to the Green company, Intel havent been honest.
You speak as if the opposite has never been true
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#4
Hayder_Master
wow , great performance , but i want see test with other games which is use cpu well (kill it) , like crysis , assassin's creed , and far cry2 in ultra high with high AA too
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#5
PCpraiser100
WarEagleAU said:
This is awesome news. Sure it may be against the Q series, but hell the current Phenoms cant touch them. At least AMD is improving, shit, half you people dont see them kicking I7 in the nuts so you get mad and disappointed. That is just irritating. HEll if they can compete on some level with I7 that in itself is amazing. With them now having integrated Memory, its even harder to keep up with.

Not to mention the new Core i7s have been shown to only be a tad better in gaming and not really much else (though it is an improvement over the C2 and C2D series). Should be an interesting match. I think the AM3 procs will be better suited for the i7s.
True, the i7s seem to show little performances gains compared to Q9000 and E8000 so AMD just might get there. However, the performance is often blocked off by the graphics card and the multi-core optimizations. The i7 doesn't prove its worth for multi-core performance anyway, its there for extended compatibility with the 8 threads that it posesses, the same thing will go for the Westmere chips to replace the Bloomfield with a 32nm process and 2QPTs. AMD is competing in the mainstream as a result, trying to out-value the Intel processors rather than outperforming them. However AMD is finally going to take a long shot to determine their fate against the i7s and C2Qs. If the Phenoms pay off, AMD will get some time to revise the current Phenom 2s with new revisions and steppings to get ready for Lynnfield 1160 chips, which will be the new standard desktop processor for Best Buy to sell off.

:toast:
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#6
springs113
dont know if this has been said yet but didnt have the time to check...but if amd is following the steps of the rv770...then we might just be in for a surprise...
remember the 4850 was slated against the 8800gt when in actuality it was better than the gtx and cost less... a la 4870 vs gtx 280...
maybe atleast i hope that this is the case because i have been waiting for a phenom for my spider/dragon...
kinda mad at intel though as for my htpc setup...i can only go up to a q9450/9550, without a change of mobo
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