SuperPi and Wprime:
SuperPi has been around for ages now, but still reflects the performance of the technology. Being single threaded, you won't increase performance by inserting a quad core processor, but that's why we've chosen Wprime as an alternative. Wprime has been included in the HWBot benchmark
suite for quite some time now and many people agree on the quality of the benchmark. Wprime works with multiple threads and is ideal to test multi-core processors.
In SuperPi, the C2Q is a lot faster than the Phenom, due to the bigger L2-cache. In Wprime we can definitely see the Phenom winning over the Yorkfield.
In the longer 1024M test, the Phenom is significantly faster than the Yorkfield!Lavalys Everest 4.50
We used the memory benchmark utility to measure the performance of the memory management.
The Phenom has a better memory copy bandwidth performance due to the integrated memory controller on the processor.SiSoft Sandra
Both CPU and memory benchmark were used to measure the performance of both setups.
It's quite clear that the Yorkfield wins in these tests, overpowering the Phenom by +/- 20%.
The internal memory controller has a great influence on the memory bandwidth; the Phenom scores about 50% higher!
Let's leave the very theoretical benchmarks and go on to the more real-world benchmarks ->