DDR3 at Last It has been a difficult time for both AMD and Intel, affected as they are by falling demand resulting from the current economic 'gloom and doom'. Intel reported dismal revenues for...
Next up, Cinebench 10 showed that AMD was correct to place the X3 720 against the Intel dual-core processors. While the triple-core could not stand a chance against its quad-core competitors, it was sufficient to edge ahead of the dual-cores. The X4 810 also did creditably here, despite losing to the Q9300. At least it managed to narrowly beat the Q6600.
When it came to XMpeg encoding speed, the number of cores did not seem to matter as much as pure clock speeds, as the dual-cores and their higher clocks performed much better than the Phenom II processors and even the quad-core Q9300. This also meant that the X3 720 emerged faster than the X4 810.