Phenom II X6 1090T vs A6-3650
which do you think would be better, both having similar cpu architecture ?
The phenom x6 has 6 cores, 3.2ghz, turbo to 3.6ghz, and L3 cache.
the A6 has 4 cores, 2.6ghz, no turbo, no L3 cache.
(the A6 is priced at $115, and the X6 at $180)
The phenom is a performance cpu. The A6 is just a budget cpu.
Yet, at a glance, the similar cpumark scores would lead the unsuspecting buyer to think that cpu performance of the cheaper, weaker, clearly inferior A6-3650....... is on par with the hexacore 1090T. But it's not!
Something is wonky with the cpumark test, or AMD found a way to cheat it. ALL the AMD llano chips lately have had inflated cpumark scores that belie their actual performance.
AMD didn't just magically increase their IPC, especially using the same K10 architecture.
There needs to be a breakdown of the score. Not just simply a score.
Shoppers are getting misled into thinking that AMD cpu performance meets or exceeds intel's, when in reality, it is inferior in almost all tests, especially multithreaded ones like cinebench and x264 video encoding. amd's IPC per thread is way behind intel's.
Yet, a slower clocked llano gets roughly the same cpumark score as Intel's Core sandy bridge chip ?
A6-3650 cpumark score below