|CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. For processors it informs you of the Name and number, Core stepping and process, Package, Core voltage, Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier, Supported instructions sets, and Cache information.|
We were able to push the clock cycles up from the stock 2.9GHz to 3.3GHz, 3.55GHz before the system would not boot.
|Overclocking to 33.3GHz is a small but welcome step.|
Additionally pushing the processor up over 3.55GHz on air cooling alone is very impressive in of itself.
|3.4GHz overclocking using stock heatsink air cooled.||3.55GHz overclocked using same OEM heatsink air cooled.|
The ability to push the processor to 3.55GHz on air alone does get some attention when it comes to getting more for your money.
“SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what’s really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe (PCI Express), database, USB, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.”
Arithmetic and cryptography benchmarks are about what we expect from the 635 processor being in the same family as its predecessor 630.
|Multicore Benchmark||Power management and Efficiency|
The AMD Athlon II X4 635 did pretty well in these two benchmarks, namely the power efficiency. The power performace wasn’t too far behind the competition, but keep in mind this difference in performance will cost the consumer more out of pocket to bridge this small gap.