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Review: AMD brings full force of Phenom II to bear with AM3 chips

by Tarinder Sandhu on 9 February 2009, 05:00 3.15

Tags: Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition, Phenom II X4 920, Phenom II X4 810, AMD (NYSE:AMD), PC

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CPU test - Company Of Heroes - IGP DX9 - 1,024 0xAA
AMD Phenom II X4 940 BEAMD Phenom II X3 720 BEIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200Intel Core i7 920Intel Core 2 Duo E8400AMD Phenom II X4 810AMD Phenom X4 9950 BEIntel Core 2 Quad Q9300AMD Phenom II X4 920
321.34311229.74289.12365261.74211.74247.74306.34


CPU test - Enemy Territory: Quake Wars - 1,024x768
AMD Phenom II X4 940 BEAMD Phenom II X3 720 BEIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200Intel Core i7 920Intel Core 2 Duo E8400AMD Phenom II X4 810AMD Phenom X4 9950 BEIntel Core 2 Quad Q9300AMD Phenom II X4 920
130.8133118.33148.2145115.47107.83129.13126.6


CPU test - Enemy Territory: Quake Wars - 1,680x1,050
AMD Phenom II X4 940 BEAMD Phenom II X3 720 BEIntel Core 2 Quad Q8200Intel Core i7 920Intel Core 2 Duo E8400AMD Phenom II X4 810AMD Phenom X4 9950 BEIntel Core 2 Quad Q9300AMD Phenom II X4 920
82.118281.380.118381.5778.2783.5580.87


Gaming results show little variation once the resolution is scaled up to something the Radeon HD 4870 graphics card can get its teeth into. The gaming tests are evaluated in isloation, with no other benchmarks running in the background, so let's take a look at what happens when some extra load is imposed.