Been using the Phenom x4 9950 CPU sent to me by AMD for over a month now and I have been doing some simple benchmarks with it. I thought I’d share some of the results I got.
What was originally sent to me was the CPU, a mobo and a video card so I had to build the system from scratch and spent more than Php15,000 in the process. Here are the final specs of the rig:
AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz
Palit ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 256-bit GDDR5 512GB RAM
Kingston 2GB 800MHz
640GB Western Digital SATA HDD 16MB
CoolerMaster PSU 550 watts SLI
CoolerMaster 690 Chassis
Ran several performance tests specific to the CPU below:
CPU Integer Math: 322.4 MOps/sec
Floating Point Math: 1816 MOps/sec
Find Prime Number: 563 operations per second
SSE/3DNow: 8130.3 million matrices per second
Compression: 8787 KBytes/sec
Encryption: 75.4 MBytes/sec
Image Rotation: 1414.6 rotations/sec
String Sorting: 5355.4 thousand strings/second
CPU Mark: 2281.8
PassMark Rating: 616.1
FutureMark Score: 4159
We compared the scores of the Phenom X4 9950 with that of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz and the Intel Code 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz. The chart is shown above and the X4 9950 showed some significant performance over the Q6600.
The Phenom X4 9950 is the latest and fastest among AMD’s quad core series. This CPU has been available for some time now and priced at around Php10,430, almost Php4,000 less than the equivalent Core 2 Quad from Intel (Q9400).