PCMark Vantage (cont’d)
Interestingly, the fact that our hard drive scores on the AMD Phenom test beds were so low could be an indicator that overall system performance was affected on some of these PCMark Vantage results as well. All is fair though as AMD setup these systems and the problem would lie in their own south bridge if there was one. We’ll be doing more testing on this issue with the motherboards as they arrive.
In terms of the other test suite results, the Phenom 9900 was in the middle of the pack once again except for the productivity suite where the higher clocked X2 6000+ was able to out perform it.