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AM2: AMD Reinvents Itself
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Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Quake III Team Arena Version 1.32
1280x1024 - 32 bit
Timedemo1 / demo thg3
"custom timedemo"
Graphics detail = High Quality
Quake 4 Version: 1.0.5 Beta (Dual-Core Patch)
Video Mode: 1280x1024
timedemo demo4.demo 1 (load textures)
DirectX
F.E.A.R Version: 1.0 Retail
Video Mode: 1280x920
Computer: High
Graphics Card: High
Options/Performance/Test settings
Call of Duty 2 Version: 1.0
Video Mode: 1280x1024
timedemo testdemo03
3DMark05 Version 1.2.0
1024 x 786 - 32 bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Mainconcept MPEG Encoder Version: 1.5.1
1.2 GB DV to MPEG II
(720x576, Audio) converting
Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus Version: 10.1.2.2150
from: 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MB
to: 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MB
Encoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVD
no Audio
TMPEG 3.0 Express Version: 3.0.4.24 (no Audio)
182 MB VOB MPEG2-source (704x576) 16:9
DivX 6.1 Version: 6.1 (4 Logical CPUs)
Profile: High Definition Profile
Multipass, 3000 kbit/s
Encoding mode: Insane Quality
XviD 1.1.0 Version: 1.1.0 Beta 2
Encoding type: Twopass - Single pass
Profile @ Level: DXN HT PAL
Target size (kbytes): 570000
Windows Media Encoder Version: 9.00.00.2980
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile
720x480 AVI to WMV
320x240 (29.97 fps)
282 kbps streaming
Clone DVD Version: 2.8.5.1
DVD-9 Terminator II SE
Convert DVD-9 to DVD-4.7
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97 Beta 2 (11-29-2005)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 min
wave to mp3
160 kbps
OGG Version 1.1.2 (Intel P4 MOD)
Version 1.1.2 (Intel AMD MOD)
Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 min
wave to ogg
Quality: 5
Applications
AVG Anti-Virus 7.1 Version: 7.1.0.352 (File)
Version: 7.1.362 (Program)
(3.85 GB, 14.007 Files, 1.177 Folders)
Winrar Version 3.51
(303 MB, 47 Files, 2 Folders)
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Version: 8.0
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
HTDV 1920 x 1080
ABBYY FineReader Version: 8.0.0.714 Pro Part4591
convert PDF to DOC
950 pages PDF-Book "War and Peace"
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 HDTV Version: 1.5
Mainconcept MPEG Pro 1.5 HD Version: 1.5
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile
10 sec MPEG2-HDTV 1920 x 1080 (66 MB) to
WMV-9 1080i 24p
Adobe Photoshop CS 2 Version: 9.0
VT-Runtime Script
Rendering from 5 Pictures (66 MB, 7 Filters)
Applications (Multitasking)
Multitasking I Winrar (181 MB, 23 Files, 1 Folder)
Lame (10:41 Minutes)
Multitasking II Winrar (181 MB, 23 Files, 1 Folder)
Lame 3.97 Beta 2
Ogg (10:41 Minutes)
WMV (720x480, 32 Sec)
Multitasking III Finereader (150 Pages PDF-Book)
AVG Anti-Virus (3.85 GB, 14.007 Files, 1.177 Folders)
Synthetics
PCMark05 Pro Version: 1.0.1
CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2005 Version 2005.7.10.60 SR2
CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU Arithmetic
Memory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Other
Windows Media Player 10 Version: 10.00.00.36.46
Summary
  1. The AMD Generation Comes Of Age
  2. New Socket AM2 With DDR2
  3. Memory Speed: Socket AM2 Vs. Socket 939
  4. Write Performance
  5. Write Performance, Continued
  6. Write Performance, Continued
  7. Memory Speed: AMD Vs. Intel
  8. Memory Speed: AMD Vs. Intel, Continued
  9. The Divider Problem
  10. DDR2 SLI Memory: 10.3 GB Per Second
  11. Automatically Overclocking SLI Memory
  12. Automatically Overclocking SLI Memory, Continued
  13. All New AM2 Processors
  14. The New Socket AM2 With 940 Pins
  15. New Retention Module Requires New Heatsink
  16. Low Dissipation Guaranteed
  17. New Energy-efficient Processors
  18. Heatsinks: Things Gets Louder, Continued
  19. Features: Virtualization And TCPA
  20. Price Comparison: AMD More Expensive Than Intel
  21. Motherboards
  22. Gigabyte
  23. Epox
  24. The New nForce5 Chipset For AM2
  25. LAN Interface With 2 Gbit/s
  26. Test Setup
  27. Benchmarks And Settings
  28. Benchmarks Socket 939 Vs. Socket AM2
  29. Games - DirectX
  30. Games - DirectX, Continued
  31. Video
  32. Video, Continued
  33. Video, Continued
  34. Video, Continued
  35. Audio
  36. Applications
  37. Applications, Continued
  38. Applications, Continued
  39. Multitasking, Continued
  40. Synthetic Benchmarks
  41. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  42. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  43. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  44. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  45. Evaluating The Benchmark Scores
  46. Athlon 64 X2: Now Somewhat Slower
  47. Benchmarks AMD Vs. Intel
  48. Games - DirectX
  49. Games - DirectX, Continued
  50. Video, Continued
  51. Audio
  52. Applications
  53. Applications, Continued
  54. Multitasking
  55. Synthetic Benchmarks
  56. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  57. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  58. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  59. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  60. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  61. AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 Vs. Intel Extreme Edition 965
  62. Conclusion: Good Energy Efficiency, But A Bad Value For Money
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