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Test Configuration And Special Features

AMD's Athlon 64 Has Arrived: the Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 (and Intel's P4 Extreme)
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Intel Processors (Socket 478)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR400) Pentium 4 3.20 GHz Extreme Edition
(3200 MHz 12-8/512/2048 kB)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR400) Pentium 4 3.20 GHz (3200 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
Pentium 4 3.00 GHz (3000 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
Pentium 4 2.80 GHz (2800 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
Pentium 4 2.60 GHz (2600 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
Pentium 4 2.40 GHz (2400 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
133 MHz FSB (Dual DDR333) Pentium 4 3.06 GHz (3066 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
Pentium 4 2.80 GHz (2800 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
Pentium 4 2.66 GHz (2666 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket A)
200 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR400) Athlon XP 3200+ (2200 MHz 128/512 kB)
Athlon XP 3000+ (2100 MHz 128/512 kB)
166 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR333) Athlon XP 3000+ (2166 MHz 128/512 kB)
Athlon XP 2800+ (2083 MHz 128/512 kB)
Athlon XP 2700+ (2166 MHz 128/256 kB)
Athlon XP 2600+ (1917 MHz 128/256 kB)
Athlon XP 2500+ (1833 MHz 128/512 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket 940)
200 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR400) Athlon FX-51 (2200 MHz 128/1024 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket 754)
200 MHz FSB (SINGLE DDR400) Athlon 64 3200+ (2000 128/1024 kB)
Memory
DDR433 (216 MHz) 4 x 256 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (Corsiar TwinX)
XMS3200 (CMX256A-3200C2 CL2 T1)
DDR400 (200 MHz) 2 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (Corsiar)
CMX512-3500C2 CL2
DDR400 (200 MHz) 2 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (Legacy Eletronics Inc.)
Reg. ECC (88S6HDAR-1TDG 5733) Infineon
DDR400 (200 MHz) 2 x 512 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (TakeMS)
MS64D64020U-5
Motherboard
Intel 875
(Socket 748)
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Rev: 1.02
Bios: 1011 BETA 006
4 x 256 MB CL 2.0-2-2-5 (200 MHz)
4 x 256 MB CL 2.0-2-2-5 (133 MHz)
Nvidia nForce
(Socket 462) 2 Ultra
Asus A7N8X Rev: 2.00
Bios: 1006
2 x 512 MB CL 2.0-3-3-6 (200 MHz)
2 x 512 MB CL 2.0-2-2-5 (166 MHz)
2 x 512 MB CL 2.0-2-2-5 (133 MHz)
Nvidia nForce 3 150
(Socket 940)
Asus SK8N Rev: 1.03
Bios: 1003 BETA 002
2 x 512 MB CL 2.5-3-3-6 (200 MHz)
VIA K8T800
(Socket 940)
MSI K8T Master 1-FAR (MS-9130)
Bios: 1.0Bd Rev: 1
2 x 512 MB CL 2.5-3-3-7 (200 MHz)
VIA K8T800
(Socket 754)
MSI 8KT Neo (MS-6702)
Bios: 1.0 Rev: 1.0
2 x 512 MB CL2.0-4-4-8 (200 MHz)
Common Hardware
Sound Card Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space
96.00 kHz sample rate
Graphics Card MSI FX5900U-VTD256
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra
Memory: 128 MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Clock: 620 MHz (256 Bit)
Chip Clock: 325 MHz
Hard Drive (AMD System) FastTrak S150 TX2plus (Bios: 1.00.0.30)
2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)
80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
Hard Drive (Intel System) Intel FW82801ER ICH5R
2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)
80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
DVD/CD-ROM MSI MS-8216 16x DVD
Network (Intel - I875) Intel 82547ET (CSA)
Network (AMD - nForce 3) NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Controller
Network (AMD - nForce 2) NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Controller
Network (AMD - VIA 8KT800) Broadcom BCM5705KFB
Software
Intel Chipset V 5.00.1012
SATA - IAA V 3.51
Nvidia nForce Nvidia V2.45
Nvidia Graphic Detonator V 45.23
VIA K8T800 V 14.49
DirectX Version: 9a
OS Windows XP, Build 2600 SP1
Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Quake III Arena Patch V1.16
640x480 - 16 bit / 1024 x 768 - 32 bit
Timedemo1 / demo demo001 / nv15demo
command line = +set cd_nocd 1
+set s_initsound 0
Graphics detail = Normal
Quake III Team Arena Version 1.32
640x480 - 32 bit
Timedemo1 / demo thg3
"custom timedemo"
Graphics detail = Normal
SPEC viewperf 7.1a Version 7.1 Patch 7.1a
1280x1024 32 Bit
Serious Sam Version 1.07
The Secound Encounter Graphics API: Open GL
Preferences: Quality
Resolution: 640x480
no Audio
Bits per Pixel: 32 Bit
Execute Addon: 32bit_HQ++-ansio8-24z.ini
Demo: Valley fo the Jaguar
Wolfenstein Version: 2.55
Enemy Territory 1024 x 786 - 32 bit
timedemo 1 / demo demo4
Graphics detail = Normal
DirectX 7
3DMark 2001 SE Version 1.1 - Patch Build 330
1024 x 786 - 32 bit, Default Benchmark
DirectX 8
Comanche 4 Demo 1024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = off
Unreal Tournament 2003 Version 2206
system/benchmark.exe
1024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = off
Texture Detail = Normal
Character Detail = Normal
World Detail = Highest
Physics Detail = High
all = on, Decal Stay = High
Splinter Cell Version 1.2b
2_2_1_KalinatekDemo
1024x786 32 Bit / no sound
Shdow resolution: low
Shadow detail: low
Effects quality: low
Blizzard Warcraft III Version 1.12
The Frozen Throne 1024x786 32 Bit / no sound
Detail settings: high
Replay: 3v3 esonlzerter
average frames from minutes 1 to 14
FPS captured with FRAPS
DirectX 9a
3DMark 2003 Version 3.3.0
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
1024 x 786 - 32 bit
X2-The Threat Rolling Demo - bechmark
Graphic Settings: all off
1024x768x32 (X8R8G8B8)
Gun Metal Version: 1.20S (benchmark version)
Benchmark 2
640x480 - 16 bit / 2 X FSAA
Video Quality LOW
Terrain Detail LOW
Draw Distance HIGH
Cloud Shadows OFF
Lens Flare OFF
Sun Glare OFF
AquaMark3 1024 x 768 - 32 bit
Audio = off
Advanced Measurement
Antialiasing mode: off
Anisotropy: off
Level Detail: very low
Video
Mainconcept MPEG Encoder Version 1.3.1
1.2 GB DV to MPEG II
(720x576, Audio) converting
Pinnacle Studio 8 SE Version 8.8.17
Rendering - DVD Compatible
no Audio
Xmpeg 5.0.1 build 5.0.8.82
Vdivx 5.10 Pro AMD: Otimized MMX iDCT
Intel: Otimized SEE2 iDCT
DivX 5.10 Pro
Audio: off
Psychovisual Enhancements: off
Resize: 720x576
Restore Defaults
780 kbps
feedback windows: off
Windows Media Encoder 9 Version: 9.00.00.2980
436 MB AVI File convert to WMV
Windows Media server (streaming)
Discreet Cleaner XL Version 6.0.2.402 SP1
416 MB DV to MPEG II
NTSC DVD 4:3
Apple Quick Time 6.3
Real One Player V2 Gold
Microsoft Movie Maker Version 2.0
416 MB DV to WMV
Audio
magix mp3 maker 2004 Version 4.11 Build 19593
diamond 65 minutes/44.100 KHz wave file (688,4 MB)
Format: MP3 High Quality
Steinberg Nuendo 2.0 Version: 2.0.0 - Build on May 6 2003
VST Multitrack
ASIO Driver: Aureon sky/space (96.000 kHz)
Clock Source: Internal
Resulution: 32 bit (float)
Smaple Rate: 96.000 kHz
File of type: Wave File (.wav)
Channels (Stereo Splite)
Lame Version 3.93.1
65 minutes/44.100 KHz wave file (688,4 MB)
to mp3
Applications
Bapco Sysmark 2002 Version 1.0 (Patch)
Script Patch for fast CPU from Bapco
Winrar Version 3.20
178 MB Wave file, Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
Newtek Lightwave Version 7.5c - Build 572
Render First Frame = 1
Render Last Frame = 60
Render Frame Step = 1
Rendering Bench
"variations.lws"
Show Rendering in Progress = 320x240
Ray Trace Shadows, Reflection
Refraction, Transparency = on
Multithreading = 8 Threads
Maxon Computer Version 8.100
Cinema 4D XL 8 Rendering in 1028 x 1024, "Stairs.c4d"
Seti@home client: V 3.03 (text version)
Work Unit with Angle Range: 0,417
HT: bench with two same Work Units
Discreet Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
3D Studio Max 5.1 Rendering Single, 1024x768
Wolframresearch Version 5.0.0.0
Mathematica 5 MMA 40 Test
Synthetic
PCMark 2002 Pro Pack Build 101
CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra MAX3! Version 2003.7.9.73
CPU MultiMedia / CPU Arithmetic
Memory Bandwidth Benchmark

We have radically reworked our previous benchmark test suite. We now rely increasingly on benchmarks that are based on real applications. It goes without saying that we use the latest versions of these programs for our measurements. Among the stress-intensive benchmarks is Steinberg Nuendo 2.0: An audio project file with more than 2 GB is calculated using a high-end sound card (Terratec Aureon 7.1 Space) with a sample rate of 96 kHz and 32 bits. The fastest processor - the Intel Pentium 4 - makes it in just under 3 minutes! In the case of Mathematica 5.0 a complex formula is used that would be unbeatable even for expensive, top-ranking calculators - the Athlon 64 FX needs 5.7 seconds for this! As is well known, the three professional rendering programs, 3D Studio Max 5.1 (available soon in Version 6), Cinema 4D XL 8.1 and Lightwave 7.5c (also available soon in Version 8).

Summary
  1. A New World Order: The Athlon 64 FX And Athlon 64 Vs. The P4 Extreme
  2. A New World Order: The Athlon 64 FX And Athlon 64 Vs. The P4 Extreme, Continued
  3. A New World Order: The Athlon 64 FX And Athlon 64 Vs. The P4 Extreme, Continued
  4. Four Different CPUs With One Design
  5. Four Different CPUs With One Design, Continued
  6. Chipsets & Mainboards: Socket 754 Vs. Socket 940
  7. Chipsets & Mainboards: Socket 754 Vs. Socket 940, Continued
  8. Video 10 To Download: Athlon 64 FX-51 Vs. Athlon 64 Vs. P4 3.2 Extreme
  9. Athlon XP-64 Core: 95 Percent Athlon
  10. Athlon XP-64 Core: 95 Percent Athlon, Continued
  11. HyperTransport: A High-speed Bus Without Detours
  12. Socket 462 Gets Replaced: Sockets 745 And 940/939
  13. Fab30 Dresden Yield: 73 Athlon 64 CPUs Per Wafer!
  14. All AMD And Intel Processors At A Glance
  15. Rough Going - Hardware In The Test Panel
  16. Asus P4C800-E Deluxe: Board Revision 1.02, BIOS 1011 Beta 006
  17. Asus SK8N: Board Revision 1.03, BIOS 1003 Beta 003 (NVIDIA Settings)
  18. MSI MS-9130: Board Revision 1.0, BIOS 1.0BD
  19. General Hardware: Now More Hard Drive Performance
  20. AMD Test Platforms At A Glance
  21. Test Configuration And Special Features
  22. Sysmark 2002: Why Use Obsolete Applications?
  23. Benchmarks Under Windows XP - UPDATED
  24. SPECviewperf 7.1
  25. OpenGL Games: Serious Sam
  26. OpenGL Games: Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
  27. Synthetic: 3D Mark 2001 SE
  28. Games: Comanche 4
  29. Games: Unreal Tournament 2003
  30. Games: Splinter Cell
  31. Games: Warcraft III - The Frozen Throne
  32. Synthetic: 3D Mark 2003
  33. Game: X2 - The Threat Rolling
  34. Game: Gun Metal
  35. Games: AquaMark3
  36. MPEG Encoding: Main Concept MPEG Encoder
  37. MPEG-Encoding: Pinnacle Studio 8.8
  38. MPEG-Encoding: Xmpeg & Divx 5.1 Pro
  39. MPEG-Encoding: Windows Media Encoder 9
  40. MPEG-Encoding: MS Movie Maker 2
  41. Magix MP3 Maker 2004 Diamond
  42. Lame MP3 Encoder
  43. Steinberg Nuendo 2
  44. Sysmark 2002
  45. Winrar 3.2
  46. Newtek Lightwave 7.5
  47. Cinema 4D XL 8.1
  48. Seti@home 3.03
  49. 3D Studio Max 5.1
  50. Mathematica 5
  51. PC Mark 2002 Pro
  52. SiSoft Sandra Max 3
  53. Heat Protection: Now From AMD, Too
  54. Summary: The P4 3.2 EE Wins 32 Times, The Athlon 64 FX-51 15 Times - An Uncertain 64 Bit Future For AMD
  55. Summary: An Uncertain 64 Bit Future For AMD, Continued
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