Skip to main content

AM2: AMD Reinvents Itself

Test Setup

System Hardware
Socket 775 ProcessorsIntel Pentium EE 965(Presler 65 nm, 3.73 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium EE 955(Presler 65 nm, 3.46 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium D 950(Presler 90 nm, 3.40 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium D 940(Presler 90 nm, 3.20 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium D 930(Presler 90 nm, 3.00 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium D 920(Presler 90 nm, 2.80 GHz, 2x 2 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium EE 840(Smithfield 90 nm, 3.20 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium D 840(Smithfield 90 nm, 3.20 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium D 830(Smithfield 90 nm, 3.00 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium D 820(Smithfield 90 nm, 2.80 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.72(Prescott 90 nm, 3.72 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.46(Gallatin 130 nm, 3.46 GHz, 512 kB L2 Cache, 2 MB L3 Cache)Intel Pentium 4 EE 3.40(Gallatin 130 nm, 3.40 GHz, 512 kB L2 Cache, 2 MB L3 Cache)Intel Pentium 4 670(Prescott 90 nm, 3.80 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
Socket 939 ProcessorsAMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+(Toledo 90 nm, 2.40 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+(Manchester 90 nm, 2.40 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+(Toledo 90 nm, 2.20 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+(Manchester 90 nm, 2.20 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(Manchester 90 nm, 2.00 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 FX-60(Toledo 90 nm, 2.60 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 FX-57(San Diego 90 nm, 2.80 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 FX-55(San Diego 90 nm, 2.60 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 FX-55(Clawhammer 130 nm, 2.60 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
Socket AM2 ProcessorsAMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+(Windsor 90 nm, 2.60 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+(Windsor 90 nm, 2.40 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+(Windsor 90 nm, 2.40 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+(Toledo 90 nm, 2.20 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+(Windsor 90 nm, 2.20 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+(Windsor 90 nm, 2.00 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(Windsor 90 nm, 2.00 GHz, 2x 215 kB L2 Cache)AMD Athlon 64 FX-62(Windsor 90 nm, 2.80 GHz, 2x 1 MB L2 Cache)
AMD PlatformASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe (Socket 939), Rev. 1.01NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16, BIOS 8060
AMD Platform IIASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (Socket AM2), Rev. 1.03GNVIDIA nForce5 SLI X16
Intel PlatformAsus P5WD2-E Premium (Socket 775), Rev. 1.01GIntel 975X, BIOS 0304
Intel Platform IIIntel D975XBX (Socket 775), Rev. AAIntel 975X, BIOS BX97510J.86A.0807.2006.0314.1158
RAM ICorsiar CM2X512-85002x 512 MB DDR2-800 (400 MHz, CL 4.0-4-4-8)
RAM IIGEIL GLX1 GB3200DC2x 512 MB DDR-400 (200 MHz, CL 2.0-2-2-5, 1T)
RAM IIICorsiar CM2X1024-6400C4 XMS6404v1.1 (SLI-Memory)2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 (400 MHz, CL 4.0-4-4-12)
Hard Drive IWestern Digital WD160160 GB, 7,200 rpm, 8 MB Cache, SATA150
Hard Drive IIWestern Digital WD160160 GB, 7,200 rpm, 8 MB Cache, SATA150
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Graphics CardGigabyte GV-NX78X256V-B (PCI Express)Graphics Card
Sound CardTerratec Aureon 7.1 Space (PCI)96.00 kHz sample rate
AMD NetworkingNforce 5 Network Controller
Intel NetworkingMarvell 88E8001 PCI-Express Gb controller
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510, ATX 2.01, 510 Watt
System Software & Drivers
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600, Service Pack 2
DirectX Version9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Platform Drivers AMDNVIDIA nForce4 6.82 AMD Edition
Platform Drivers IntelIntel 7.2.2.1006
Graphics DriverNVIDIA ForceWare 81.95

Tom's Hardware's dedicated news crew consists of both freelancers and staff with decades of experience reporting on the latest developments in CPUs, GPUs, super computing, Raspberry Pis and more.