Cinebench is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities. Cinebench is based on Maxon's award-winning animation software Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. Maxon software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more. Cinebench is the perfect tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and platforms (Windows and Mac OS X). And best of all: It's completely free.
The 890GX chipset does improve the single threaded performance a tad, but the Phenom is still not getting close to the Clarkdale. In multi-threaded environment the true nature of a quad core clearly wins from a dual core with HT technology.