Houdini 2.0 Pro
We finished up our tour of applications with quite a particular choice, namely artificial intelligence algorithms designed for chess. We started with Houdini Pro 2, via the Arena 3 interface. Version 1.5 dominated the top of the chess engine classifications and Version 2 seems destined to do the same. We left the engine running until the 24th move at the beginning of a game and noted the speed in kilo nodes per second.
Houdini runs very well on the K10 architecture and the 1100T dominates things here. The FX-8150 was down on the 1100T but did nevertheless perform somewhere between the 2500K and the 2600K. The FX-6100 performed poorly however.
Fritz Chess Benchmark 4.3
We then moved on to Fritz Chess Benchmarking from Chess Base. Once again, the scores are given in kilo nodes per second.
This time the FX-8150 was slightly in front of the 1100T. Once again it was between the 2500K and the 2600K.