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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