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AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition CPU-Processor

Cinebench R10

We put the processor through the Cinebench r10 benchmark and like prior AMD processors this past year it did do pretty well, but didn’t quite score a really high number which was fine since we have used this processor in a number of applications and games and we did see a performance increase over previous AMD processors.

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Cinebench r10 amd980-cinebenchr10-oc4-2
Stock/Auto settings with the processor running at 4.01GHz

Processor Overclocked to 4.26GHz

The scores of OpenGL, single CPU and Multiple CPU were an increase over previous processors so this is a welcome result. Also since this processor being rated at an increase of 100MHz at 3.7GHz over prior model, we still ran the processor at our auto 4.01GHz. We were able to overclock the processor up to 4.46, but was unable to complete a benchmark, so we were able to knock the clock speed down to 4.26GHz to get a completed benchmark of the Cinebench R10. The resulting score wasn’t much to chant about but going from a listed 3.7GHz processor which is pushed to 4.26 (a 500MHz gain per core), that is nothing to be disappointed about.

Cinebench R11.5

Since the benchmarks we were doing with the 980 were not showing more than a point or two higher than what the processor was putting up while set to auto of 4.01GHz. We ran Cinebench R11.5 at the auto setting and it scored 3.73 pts which isn’t showing up as having a matched or higher score than the AMD 975, but what we can say it the benchmark rig is different and likely the cause of this difference.

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Cinebench 11.5 amd980-cinebench11-5-second-run
Originally when this first posted, this was our score. We have come back some many months later and tried this same benchmark again and got a higher score.


I wouldn’t put the fact the 980 scored lower than the 975 on the Cinebench to be the reason to go with the 975. You have to look at the difference in the hardware used in the benchmark rig. In the past we have kept the benchmark rigs the same across all like processor lines to show the consumer the differences in each processor line.

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3 Comments... What's your say?

  1. Wow JUST a speed bump .. and yet it goes approx 1000x as fast as previous proc. You guys are sure hard to please. Quote “which easily breaks the 4k ghz barrier” .. looks like they found the secret sauce for their procs. OMG.

  2. You have very strange results in Cinebench R11.5. Maybe something went wrong in the test. In Windows my Phenom II X4 925@3.4Ghz scores 7.4. Here is my result, which is same


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