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AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition

How we tested

Here is a list of the applications we've used for our testing - most of them are available for public consumption and all of the benchmarks were run at least three times and the results were averaged.
  • Sisoft Sandra XII SP1
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
  • World in Conflict
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
  • PCMark Vantage x64
  • WinRAR 3.71
  • Paint.NET 3.05
  • Windows Media Encoder x64
  • DivX 6.7
  • AutoMKV 0.90
  • VirtualDub 1.6.15
  • LAME MT 3.97
  • Blender
  • Cinebench 10 x64
AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition How We Tested

Test Setup

AMD Phenom Specific Components:
  • 2GB DDR2-1066 5-5-5-15-2T
  • Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Specific Components:
  • 2GB DDR2-800 4-4-4-12-2T
  • Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe
Intel Core 2 Specific Components:
  • 2GB DDR3-1333 7-7-7-20-1T
  • Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n

Common Components

  • Nvidia 8800 Ultra
  • Seagate 7200.10 160GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gbps
  • PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W PSU
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • Direct X 10
  • AMD Catalyst 7.12
  • Nvidia Forceware 163.69
  • Intel inf 8.3.0
  • nForce 15.08

CPUs Tested

  • AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition - 4x2.3GHz, 2MB L3 cache, 4x512kb L2 cache, 2.0GHz HTT, 1.8GHz Northbridge, 65nm Agena
  • AMD Phenom 9600 Engineering Sample - 4x2.3GHz, 2MB L3 cache, 4x512kb L2 cache, 2.0GHz HTT, 2.0GHz Northbridge, 65nm Agena

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 - 4x3.00GHz, 2x6MB L2 cache, 1,333MHz FSB, 45nm, Yorkfield

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 - 4x3.00GHz, 2x4MB L2 cache, 1,333MHz FSB, 65nm, Kentsfield
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 - 4x2.67GHz, 2x4MB L2 cache, 1,066MHz FSB, 65nm, Kentsfield
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 4x2.40GHz, 2x4MB L2 cache, 1,066MHz FSB, 65nm, Kentsfield

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 - 2x3.00GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 1,333MHz FSB, 65nm, Conroe
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 - 2x2.67GHz, 4MB L2 cache, 1,333MHz FSB, 65nm, Conroe

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ - 2x3.20GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache, 1.0GHz HTT, 90nm, Windsor
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ - 2x3.00GHz, 2x1MB L2 cache, 1.0GHz HTT, 90nm, Windsor