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AMD's Dual Core Athlon 64 X2 Strikes Hard

Test Setup

Processor
Single Core CPUsAMD Athlon 64 4000+ (2.4 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium 4 Processor 660 (3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)
Dual Core CPUsAMD 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 PlatformAsus A8N-SLI Deluxe (Rev. 1.02, BIOS 1007)NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset
Intel PlatformAsus 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 DriveWestern Digital WD740 Raptor74 GB, 8 MB Cache, 10000 rpm
Networkintegrated NVIDIA GbE LAN
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Power SupplyTagan TG480-U01, ATX 2.0, 480 W
Software
Chipset DriversNVIDIA Forceware 6.53
Processor DriverAMD CPU Driver 1.1.0.18
Graphics DriverNVIDIA Forceware 71.84
DirectXVersion : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600,Service Pack 2

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and SettingsOpenGL
Doom IIIVersion : 1.0.12621280x1024, 32 BitVideo Quality = High Qualitydemo1Graphics detail = High Quality
WolfensteinEnemy TerritoryVersion : 2.56 (Patch V 1.02)1280x1024, 32 Bittimedemo 1 / demo demo4Geometric detail = highTexture detail = high
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004Version : 32041280x1024, 32 Bit, Audio = offTHG8-assault-single
3DMark2003Version 3.6.01024x786, 32 BitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
DirectX 9
FarCryVersion 1.1 Build 12561280x1024 - 32 Bitqualtity options = High
3DMark 2005Version 1.01024x786, 32 BitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Pinnacle Studio 9 PlusVersion : 9.4.1from : 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MBto : 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MBEncoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVDno Audio
Auto Gordian KnotDivX 5.2.1XviD 1.0.3Version : 1.95Audio = AC3 6chCustom size = 100 MBResulution settings = Fixed widthCodec = XviD and DivX 5Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Windows Media EncoderVersion : 9.00.00.2980720x480 DV to WMV320x240 (29.97 fps)282 kBps streaming
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.97.1 Multi-threaded AlphaWave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp332 - 320 kbitVBR = level 3
Applications
WinRARVersion 3.40283 MB, 246 FilesCompression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB
3DS Max 7Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"1600x1200Rendering Single
Synthetic
PCMark 2004 ProVersion : 1.3.0CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra ProVersion 2005, SR1CPU Test = Multimedia BenchmarkMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
ScienceMarkVersion 2.0All Tests
  • thomasxstewart
    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:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART VON DRASHEK M.D.
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  • vexun11
    I remember thinkin' I was so bad having my amd x2 5600+ overclocked to 3.1 lol
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