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AMD's Athlon 64 Has Arrived: the Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 (and Intel's P4 Extreme)

Test Configuration And Special Features

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: 1.02Bios: 1011 BETA 0064 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 UltraAsus A7N8X Rev: 2.00Bios: 10062 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: 1.03Bios: 1003 BETA 0022 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: 12 x 512 MB CL 2.5-3-3-7 (200 MHz)
VIA K8T800(Socket 754)MSI 8KT Neo (MS-6702)Bios: 1.0 Rev: 1.02 x 512 MB CL2.0-4-4-8 (200 MHz)
Common Hardware
Sound CardTerratec Aureon 7.1 Space96.00 kHz sample rate
Graphics CardMSI FX5900U-VTD256GPU: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 UltraMemory: 128 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory 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 ICH5R2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
DVD/CD-ROMMSI 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 ChipsetV 5.00.1012SATA - IAA V 3.51
Nvidia nForceNvidia V2.45
Nvidia GraphicDetonator V 45.23
VIA K8T800V 14.49
DirectXVersion: 9a
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP1
Benchmarks and SettingsOpenGL
Quake III ArenaPatch V1.16640x480 - 16 bit / 1024 x 768 - 32 bitTimedemo1 / demo demo001 / nv15democommand line = +set cd_nocd 1+set s_initsound 0Graphics detail = Normal
Quake III Team ArenaVersion 1.32640x480 - 32 bitTimedemo1 / demo thg3"custom timedemo"Graphics detail = Normal
SPEC viewperf 7.1aVersion 7.1 Patch 7.1a1280x1024 32 Bit
Serious SamVersion 1.07
The Secound EncounterGraphics API: Open GLPreferences: QualityResolution: 640x480no AudioBits per Pixel: 32 BitExecute Addon: 32bit_HQ++-ansio8-24z.iniDemo: Valley fo the Jaguar
WolfensteinVersion: 2.55
Enemy Territory1024 x 786 - 32 bittimedemo 1 / demo demo4Graphics detail = Normal
DirectX 7
3DMark 2001 SEVersion 1.1 - Patch Build 3301024 x 786 - 32 bit, Default Benchmark
DirectX 8
Comanche 4 Demo1024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = off
Unreal Tournament 2003Version 2206system/benchmark.exe1024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = offTexture Detail = NormalCharacter Detail = NormalWorld Detail = HighestPhysics Detail = Highall = on, Decal Stay = High
Splinter CellVersion 1.2b2_2_1_KalinatekDemo1024x786 32 Bit / no soundShdow resolution: lowShadow detail: lowEffects quality: low
Blizzard Warcraft IIIVersion 1.12
The Frozen Throne1024x786 32 Bit / no soundDetail settings: highReplay: 3v3 esonlzerteraverage frames from minutes 1 to 14FPS captured with FRAPS
DirectX 9a
3DMark 2003Version 3.3.0Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark1024 x 786 - 32 bit
X2-The Threat RollingDemo - bechmarkGraphic Settings: all off1024x768x32 (X8R8G8B8)
Gun MetalVersion: 1.20S (benchmark version)Benchmark 2640x480 - 16 bit / 2 X FSAAVideo Quality LOWTerrain Detail LOWDraw Distance HIGHCloud Shadows OFFLens Flare OFFSun Glare OFF
AquaMark31024 x 768 - 32 bitAudio = offAdvanced MeasurementAntialiasing mode: offAnisotropy: offLevel Detail: very low
Video
Mainconcept MPEG EncoderVersion 1.3.11.2 GB DV to MPEG II(720x576, Audio) converting
Pinnacle Studio 8 SEVersion 8.8.17Rendering - DVD Compatibleno Audio
Xmpeg 5.0.1build 5.0.8.82
Vdivx 5.10 ProAMD: Otimized MMX iDCTIntel: Otimized SEE2 iDCTDivX 5.10 ProAudio: offPsychovisual Enhancements: offResize: 720x576Restore Defaults780 kbpsfeedback windows: off
Windows Media Encoder 9Version: 9.00.00.2980436 MB AVI File convert to WMVWindows Media server (streaming)
Discreet Cleaner XLVersion 6.0.2.402 SP1416 MB DV to MPEG IINTSC DVD 4:3Apple Quick Time 6.3Real One Player V2 Gold
Microsoft Movie MakerVersion 2.0416 MB DV to WMV
Audio
magix mp3 maker 2004Version 4.11 Build 19593
diamond65 minutes/44.100 KHz wave file (688,4 MB)Format: MP3 High Quality
Steinberg Nuendo 2.0Version: 2.0.0 - Build on May 6 2003VST MultitrackASIO Driver: Aureon sky/space (96.000 kHz)Clock Source: InternalResulution: 32 bit (float)Smaple Rate: 96.000 kHzFile of type: Wave File (.wav)Channels (Stereo Splite)
LameVersion 3.93.165 minutes/44.100 KHz wave file (688,4 MB)to mp3
Applications
Bapco Sysmark 2002Version 1.0 (Patch)Script Patch for fast CPU from Bapco
WinrarVersion 3.20178 MB Wave file, Compression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB
Newtek LightwaveVersion 7.5c - Build 572Render First Frame = 1Render Last Frame = 60Render Frame Step = 1Rendering Bench"variations.lws"Show Rendering in Progress = 320x240Ray Trace Shadows, ReflectionRefraction, Transparency = onMultithreading = 8 Threads
Maxon ComputerVersion 8.100
Cinema 4D XL 8Rendering in 1028 x 1024, "Stairs.c4d"
Seti@homeclient: V 3.03 (text version)Work Unit with Angle Range: 0,417HT: bench with two same Work Units
DiscreetCharacters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
3D Studio Max 5.1Rendering Single, 1024x768
WolframresearchVersion 5.0.0.0
Mathematica 5MMA 40 Test
Synthetic
PCMark 2002 Pro PackBuild 101CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra MAX3!Version 2003.7.9.73CPU MultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory 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).