Not much has been going right for AMD in recent weeks, but I'm happy to say one of the most popular benchmarks used in testing processors wasn't ready for Phenom when the media hacked apart the poor processor apart on launch day. It seems SiSoftware Sandra XII was not correctly optimized for the Phenom processors! The latest update of Sisoftware Sandra has the right optimization set and ready to go. See what the difference makes for the memory bandwidth score!
"On Sandra XII SP1 our memory bandwidth was 9624 MB/s on the Integer and 9637 MB/s on the Floating point, which is double what Sandra XII was showing. It is obvious from the results that using one thread per core instead of one thread per package is not the best way to benchmark Phenom. The reason I'm bringing this up is because our article on the Phenom processor contains data in it that is inaccurate and it needs to be updated and clarified."
Article Title: AMD Phenom Processor Update - Memory Bandwidth
Article URL: http://legitreviews.com/article/617/1/