The Athlon II X2 & Phenom II X2: 45nm Dual-Core from AMDby Anand Lal Shimpi on June 2, 2009 12:00 AM EST
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SYSMark 2007 Performance
Our journey starts with SYSMark 2007, the only all-encompassing performance suite in our review today. The idea here is simple: one benchmark to indicate the overall performance of your machine.
True to its pricing, the Pentium E6300 falls right in between the Phenom II X2 550 and the Athlon II X2 250. Note that the higher clock speed of the Phenom II 550 gives it the edge over the more expensive Phenom II X3 710. The Phenom II 550 is also nipping at the heels of the $133 Core 2 Duo E7500; not bad.
Note that all of the chips are around 50% faster than the Pentium Extreme Edition 955 and over 90% faster than the Pentium 4 660. Chances are, if you own a PC from 2005 then an $80 CPU will give you at least twice the performance.