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 the single-threaded SuperPi, the X3 performs at about the same level as his bigger X4 brother does. Overclocked to 2,625Ghz, it's faster than the Phenom X4 9850 at stock speeds. When it comes to multi-threading, you can see that, if the program is capable of dealing with multiple cores, the X3 performs nicely in between a dual core and a quad core.
In the longer 1024M version of Wprime, we can spot the same thing: the X3 performance lies in between a dual core and a quad core.Lavalys Everest 4.50
We used the memory benchmark utility to measure the performance of the memory management.
No surprises here, time to see how the CPU does is real world applications and games ->