System Setup and SiSoft Sandra 2010 ResultsI attempted to get a hold of an Intel i5-750 for comparative purposes, but I was not successful. In overall testing, the i5-750 processor is very comparable to the Phenom II X4 970. Keep that in mind when reviewing the results
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit was used as the OS. Catalyst 10.9 drivers were installed for all testing. The BIOS for the motherboard was the latest available from MSI.
Turbo Mode for the X6 processors is enabled for all tests. Under single thread benchmarks the 1090T will clock up to 3.6 GHz while the 1075T will go to 3.5 GHz. All of the other processors lack a Turbo Mode. The Phenom II X2 560 was tested in native dual core mode, and not with the dormant cores unlocked.
MSI 890FXA-G70 Motherboard
AMD Radeon HD 5870 Video Card
OCZ DDR-3 1600 Platinum memory at 1333 speeds and 188.8.131.52 latencies.
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6G Hard Drive
Corsair TX750W Power Supply
Silverstone Raven 002 Case
Thermalright XP-90 heatsink w/ 90 mm fan
SiSoft Sandra 2010
This synthetic benchmark gives us a good idea of where performance should fall in a perfect world, with perfect scaling, and all applications effectively using as many cores as are present. Real life rarely perfectly reflects what is theoretically possible, but this still gives us a good idea where performance should stand.
It is interesting to see that the memory stream numbers consistently go down once the core count decreases. Otherwise, all other results line up nicely with clockspeed and core counts.