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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 09 February 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE Black Edition AM3 CPU
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Phenom II X3 720 BE
Testing and Results
Devil May Cry 4 Gaming
EVEREST Benchmark Tests
Far Cry 2 Gaming
Passmark PerformanceTest
PCMark05 Benchmark Tests
SPECperfview CATIA Tests
AMD Dragon Final Thoughts
Phenom II X3 720 BE Conclusion

Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

At the start of all video performance tests, the previous display adapter driver is uninstalled and trace components are removed using Driver Cleaner Pro. We then restart the computer system to establish our display settings and define the monitor. Once the hardware is prepared, we begin our testing. Each benchmark test program begins after a system restart, and the very first result for every test will be ignored since it often only caches the test. This process proved extremely important in the World in Conflict and Supreme Commander benchmarks, as the first run served to cache maps allowing subsequent tests to perform much better than the first. Each test is completed five times, with the average results displayed in our article.

Our site polls and statistics indicate that the over 90% of our visitors use their PC for playing video games, and practically every one of you are using a screen resolutions mentioned above. Since all of the benchmarks we use for testing represent different game engine technology and graphic rendering processes, I feel that this battery of tests will provide a diverse range of results for you to gauge performance on your own computer system. Since most gamers and enthusiasts are still using Windows XP, it was decided that DirectX 9 would be used for all tests.

Intel Core i7 Test System

AMD Dragon Test System

Benchmark Applications

  • Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark Demo (1280x1024, Ultra Quality, 8x MSAA)
  • EVEREST Ultimate Edition v5.00.1016 by Lavalys
  • Far Cry 2 v1.02 (1280x1024, Very High Performance, Ultra-High Quality, 8x AA)
  • Passmark PerformanceTest v6.1 Buid 1018
  • PCMark05 v1.2.0 by Futurmark Corporation
  • SPECviewperf v10.0 by Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation



# Need help with compatible Asus M4A88T-Vrenato 2011-06-27 20:20
I want to know if anyone had problems installing this cpu on a Asus M4A88T-V and i have the AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE but the computer dont start and acts like is dead
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