Skip to main content

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

Benchmarks Under Windows XP - UPDATED

Update Sept 24,2003: Unfortunately we have made a mistake in the original article: In addition to the official P4 EE 3.2 GHz we had included benchmark scores of the P4 Extreme 3.4 GHz and 3.6 GHz. These values were planned for a future THG article and were not intended to be included here. We would like to apologize especially to those readers who misinterpreted our charts. The two bars of the P4 Extreme 3.4 GHz and 3.6 GHz have now been removed. However, this issue does not affect our conclusion as we have only compared the official P4 3.2 GHz EE to all other test candidates in our original article. For your information: The press sample of the P4 Extreme provided by Intel does not have a multiplier lock and is already designed for higher clock speeds.

OpenGL Games: Quake 3 Arena

With both Quake benchmarks, the Athlon 64 FX-51 outdoes the P4 by up to 25 frames per second. The high memory performance is clearly noticeable.