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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

Passmark PerformanceTest

PassMark PerformanceTest is a PC hardware benchmark utility that allows a user to quickly assess the performance of their computer and compare it to a number of standard 'baseline' computer systems. The Passmark PerformanceTest CPU tests all benchmark the mathematical operations, compression, encryption, SSE, and 3DNow! instructions of modern processors.

In our tests there were several area's of concentration for each each benchmark, which are combined into one compound score. This score is referred to as the CPU Mark, and is a composite of the following tests:

  • Integer Math
  • Floating Point Math
  • Find Prime Numbers
  • SSE/3DNow!
  • Compression
  • Encryption
  • Image Rotation
  • String Sorting

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Taken together as a whole, the eight separate CPU tests offers a very realistic segment of what taxes the processor most for users. The tests are grossly exaggerated synthetic benchmarks, but they can still help illustrate the difference.

The triple-core AMD X3 720 Black Edition scores 1968 CPU Marks, and comes in behind the others. Performing nearly 21% better than the X3 720 is the Phenom II X4 810, which scores 2374 CPU Marks. Next comes the Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition with a 16% improvement over the X4 810, taking the score to 2748 CPU Marks. Finally, the Intel Core i7 920 earns 4340 CPU Marks, yielding a 58% improvement over the Phenom II X4 940.

Keep in mind that these are magnified artificial benchmark tests, and that the Core i7-920 does not actually perform 58% better than a Phenom II X4 940, or 121% better than an X3 720. It is going to perform slightly better, to be sure, but real-world activities do not include floating point math or many hundreds of image rotations in a few seconds.



 

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# 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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