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AMD's Socket 939 Offers More with Much of the Same

Test Setup

Intel Processors (Socket 478)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR400)Pentium 4 EE 3.40 GHz (3400 MHz 12-8/512/2048 kB)Pentium 4 EE 3.20 GHz (3200 MHz 12-8/512/2048 kB)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR400)Pentium 4 3.40E GHz (3200 MHz 12-16/1024 kB)Pentium 4 3.20E GHz (3200 MHz 12-16/1024 kB)Pentium 4 3.00E GHz (3000 MHz 12-16/1024 kB)Pentium 4 2.80E GHz (2800 MHz 12-16/1024 kB)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR400)Pentium 4 3.40 GHz (3400 MHz 12-8/512 kB)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)
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)
AMD Processors (Socket 939)
200 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR400)Athlon64 FX-53 (2400 MHz 128/1024 kB)Athlon64 3800+ (2400 MHz 128/512 kB)Athlon64 3500+ (2200 MHz 128/512 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket 940)
200 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR400)Athlon64 FX-53 (2400 MHz 128/1024 kB)Athlon64 FX-51 (2200 MHz 128/1024 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket 754)
200 MHz FSB (SINGLE DDR400)Athlon64 3400+ (2200 MHz 128/1024 kB)Athlon64 3200+ (2000 MHz 128/1024 kB)Athlon64 3000+ (2000 MHz 128/512 kB)Athlon64 2800+ (1800 MHz 128/512 kB)
Memory
Intel Pentium 4(Socket 478)4 x 256 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)Corsair TwinX CMX256A-3200LL XMS32005 V1.1Timings : CL 2.0-2-2-5Voltage : 2.5 V
AMD Athlon XP(Socket A)2 x 512 MB - DDR400Corsair CMX512-3500C2 XMS3502 V1.1Timings : CL 2.0-2-2-5Voltage : 2.7 V
AMD Athlon 64 FX(Socket 940)2 x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)Mushkin PC3200 ECC Registered High PerformanceTimings : CL 2.0-3-2-6-11-16Voltage : 2.5 V
AMD Athlon 64(Socket 754)2 x 512 MB - DDR400Corsair CMX512-3500C2 XMS3502 V1.1Timings : CL 2.0-2-2-6Voltage : 2.6 V
AMD Athlon 64AMD Athlon 64 FX(Socket 939)MSI Board2 x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)Corsair CMX512-3500C2 XMS3502 V1.1Timings : CL 2.0-2-2-5T2 Command : OFFVoltage : 2.5 VASUS BoardCorsair TwinX CMX512-3200LL XMS3205 V1.2Timings : CL 2.0-3-2-6-11T2 Command : OFFVoltage : 2.6 V
Motherboard
Intel Platform(Socket 478)Asus P4C800-E Deluxe, Rev. 1.02Intel 875P ChipsetBIOS : 1016.001 (23/02/2004)Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (CSA)
AMD Athlon64 Platform(Socket 754)Asus K8V Deluxe, Rev. 1.12VIA K8T800 ChipsetBIOS : 10063COM/Marvell 940 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
AMD Athlon64 FX Platform(Socket 940)Asus SK8N Rev. 1.03NVIDIA nForce 3 pro150BIOS : 1002 (12/10/2003)Broadcom BCM5705 (3C940) Gigabit Ethernet Controller
AMD Athlon XP Platform(Socket A)Asus A7N8X-E Rev. 2.0NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ChipsetBIOS : 1008 (12/05/2003)3COM 3C905C-TX-M PCI 100 Mbit Network Controller
AMD Athlon64 FX Platform(Socket 939)MSI MS-7602E Rev : 0BVIA K8T800 Pro ChipsetBIOS 1 : 3.0B10 (04/02/04)BIOS 2 : 3.0B15 (05/21/04)Realtek RTL8169/8110 Gigabit Ethernet ControllerASUS A8V Rev. 1.01VIA K8T800 Pro ChipsetBios 1 : 1003 BETA (05/12/2004)Bios 2 : 1003 BETA 0023 (05/21/2004)
Common Hardware
Sound CardTerratec Aureon 7.1 Space96.00 kHz sample rate
Graphics CardAsus A9800XT/TVD, Rev. 1.01GPU : ATI Radeon 9800XT, 412 MHz Chip ClockMemory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM, 365 MHz Chip Clock
Hard Drive (AMD System)Promise FastTrak S150 TX2plus (Bios : 1.00.0.37)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
Software
Intel Chipset DriverChipset Installation Utility Ver. 5.1.1.1002
NVIDIA Platform DriverNVIDIA ForceWare Ver. 4.24 (05/10/2004)
ATI Graphics DriverCatalyst Ver. 6.14.10.6444
VIA Platform DriverVIA Hyperion 4in1 Ver. 4.51
DirectXVersion : 9b
OSWindows XP Professional, Build 2600, Service Pack 1