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AMD's Dual Core Athlon 64 X2 Strikes Hard
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Processor
Single Core CPUs AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.4 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 660 (3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
Dual Core CPUs AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (2.4 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Intel Pentium D Processor 840 (3.2 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
Memory
AMD Platform (DDR400) 2x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)
Corsair Pro Series CMX512-3200XL (XMS3208 V1.1)
(CL2.0-2-2-5-1T @ 200 MHz)
Intel Platform (DDR2-667) 2x 512 MB - DDR2-667 (333 MHz)
Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)
(CL3-2-2-8-1T @ 333 MHz)
Motherboards
AMD Platform Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe (Rev. 1.02, BIOS 1007)
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset
Intel Platform Asus P5ND2-SLI (Rev. 1.02, BIOS 0601)
NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition SLI Chipset
System Hardware
Graphics Card (PCIe) NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (Reference Board)
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (350 MHz)
Memory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM (500 MHz)
Hard Drive Western Digital WD740 Raptor
74 GB, 8 MB Cache, 10000 rpm
Network integrated NVIDIA GbE LAN
DVD-ROM Gigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Power Supply Tagan TG480-U01, ATX 2.0, 480 W
Software
Chipset Drivers NVIDIA Forceware 6.53
Processor Driver AMD CPU Driver 1.1.0.18
Graphics Driver NVIDIA Forceware 71.84
DirectX Version : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600,
Service Pack 2

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Doom III Version : 1.0.1262
1280x1024, 32 Bit
Video Quality = High Quality
demo1
Graphics detail = High Quality
Wolfenstein
Enemy Territory
Version : 2.56 (Patch V 1.02)
1280x1024, 32 Bit
timedemo 1 / demo demo4
Geometric detail = high
Texture detail = high
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004 Version : 3204
1280x1024, 32 Bit, Audio = off
THG8-assault-single
3DMark2003 Version 3.6.0
1024x786, 32 Bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
DirectX 9
FarCry Version 1.1 Build 1256
1280x1024 - 32 Bit
qualtity options = High
3DMark 2005 Version 1.0
1024x786, 32 Bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Pinnacle Studio 9 Plus Version : 9.4.1
from : 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MB
to : 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MB
Encoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVD
no Audio
Auto Gordian Knot
DivX 5.2.1
XviD 1.0.3
Version : 1.95
Audio = AC3 6ch
Custom size = 100 MB
Resulution settings = Fixed width
Codec = XviD and DivX 5
Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192
182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Windows Media Encoder Version : 9.00.00.2980
720x480 DV to WMV
320x240 (29.97 fps)
282 kBps streaming
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97.1 Multi-threaded Alpha
Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp3
32 - 320 kbit
VBR = level 3
Applications
WinRAR Version 3.40
283 MB, 246 Files
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
3DS Max 7 Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
1600x1200
Rendering Single
Synthetic
PCMark 2004 Pro Version : 1.3.0
CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra Pro Version 2005, SR1
CPU Test = Multimedia Benchmark
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
ScienceMark Version 2.0
All Tests

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    thomasxstewart , June 19, 2008 4:22 AM
    At time overpriced & people just wern't sure, after conroe & pricing problems of collaspe nature, by end of 2006 this was well established TOP End procesor.
    Coming to full fruitation by Summer '7.Yet, AM2 socket has been improved with on board main support(DDR3 & higher speed DDR2) of next level in AM2+, as well as AM3.
    Signed:p HYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART VON DRASHEK M.D.
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    vexun11 , August 25, 2010 1:36 AM
    I remember thinkin' I was so bad having my amd x2 5600+ overclocked to 3.1 lol