Friday, June 18, 2010

Phenom II X4 940 first impressions

My Phenom II x4 arrived today, got it installed and here are my impressions.

1. consumes much more power than my old athlon X2 4800+. the 4800 boots at 150W, idles at 80W, max out at 160W. The Phenom II x4 boots at 200W, idles at 110W, max out at 260W (during video encoding).

2. Faster. Twice as fast during video encoding. This I really cares because I need constantly upload videos from my camcorder to youtube, and the encoding speed is killing me.

3. Windows experience index jumped from 5.5 to 7.4, and my other scrolls (memory, video) also jumped from 7.0/7.1 to 7.4. My disk score didn't change.

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