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Written by Mathew Williams   
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU HDZ965FBGIBOX
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Phenom II X4 965 BE
Testing and Results
EVEREST Benchmark Tests
Passmark PerformanceTest
PCMark05 Benchmark Tests
Crysis Gaming
Devil May Cry 4 Gaming
SPECperfview CATIA Tests
Overclock Results
Catalyst 9.8 Results
Final Thoughts

Testing and Results

Before I begin any benchmarking or overclocking, I thoroughly stress the CPU and memory by running Prime95 on all available cores for 12 hours. If no errors are found, I move on to a gaming stress test. To do this, I use Prime95 again to stress the processor, while running an instance of FurMark's stability test on top of this. If the computer survives this test for 2 hours without lockup or corruption, I consider it to be stable and ready for overclocking. After achieving what I feel is stable overclock, I run to these tests again for certainty. The goal of this stress testing is to ensure the clock speeds and settings are stable before performing any benchmarks. After all, what good are performance measures if the system cannot reliably produce them.

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.

Intel LGA775 Test System

  • Processors: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400, Core 2 Quad Q9450
  • Motherboard: Asus P5Q3
  • System Memory: 2x2GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 (1333MHz@6-6-6-20 & 1066MHz@6-6-6-15)
  • Disk Drive: Western Digital 6400AAKS 640GB
  • Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHAS122-04 DVD Burner
  • PSU: Corsair TX850W
  • Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3

AMD Socket AM3 Test System

Benchmark Applications

  • EVEREST Ultimate Edition v5.01 by Lavalys
  • Passmark PerformanceTest
  • PCMark05 v1.2.0 by Futurmark Corporation
  • Crysis Benchmark Tool
  • Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark
  • SPECviewperf v10.0 by Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation



 

Comments 

 
# speed comparisonRosale B. Devocion, Jr. 2010-03-07 19:37
Hi There!

I would like to ask from you guys if which is better AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE or Intel® Core? i7-920. I am planning to assemble such high speed processors but I am confused about these two products.
Please send me your reply to my email which I provided.

Thanks & More Power,

R. Devocion, Jr.
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# Hello sirkevin 2010-03-14 03:30
sir, if you want performance, go for Core i7 920 though. It much faster than Phenomm II x4 965. but the phenom is much cheaper than core i7.
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# RE: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU HDZ965FBGIBOXShimada 2010-03-29 16:32
kevin, Are you sure man?
Phenom IIx4 965 in some aspects is better than Corei7 920,and core 2 Quad Q9650.
take a look at this processors comparison:
##anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3619

Phenom II 965 is cheap and with a very good performance.
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# over allTicojon 2011-05-23 10:07
Over all passmark rates both the i7 920 and Q9650 higher than the Phenom965 BE but they're comparable. Q9650 very comparable, i7 920 less comparable...however pricewise there's no comparison. Phenom 965BE is WAY less expensive! Phenom 965BE is a quadcore after all.
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# Maxfeild Park Children's HomeIsaiah Simms 2012-04-02 08:49
sir, if you want performance, go for Core i7 920 though. It much faster than Phenomm II x4 965. but the phenom is much cheaper than core i7.
Phenom IIx4 965 in some aspects is better than Corei7 920,and core 2 Quad Q9650.
take a look at this processors comparison:
##anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3619

Phenom II 965 is cheap and with a very good performance.
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