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Dual Core Processors For Low-Power, High-Performance Desktops

Test Setup

Processors
Socket 939AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester (2.0 GHz 64+64/512 kB)
Socket 754AMD Turion 64 MT-40 (2.2 GHz 64+64/1024 kB)
Socket 479Intel Pentium M 780 (2.26 GHz 32+32/2048 kB)
Socket 479Intel Core Duo T2600 (2.16 GHz 32+32/2048 kB)
Motherboards
Socket 479MSI 915GM SpeedsterRev. 1.0 BIOS : 11/22/2005Chipset : Intel 915GM
Socket 479AOpen i975Xa-YDGRev. 0A BIOS : 02/22/06Chipset : Intel 975X
Socket 754MSI K8NGM-VRev. 1.0 BIOS : 080012Chipset : Nvidia GeForce 6100
Socket 939Biostar TForce 6100-939Rev. 1.0 BIOS : 03/07/06Chipset : Nvidia GeForce 6100
Memory
DDR2-6672x 512 MB - DDR2-533/667 (400 MHz)Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL (CL 3.0-2-2-8)
DDR4002x 512 MB - DDR400 - (200 MHz)OCZ PC3200 512 MB El Dual Channel Platinum Rev 2(CL 2.0-2-2-5 1T)
Common Hardware
Graphics Card (PCIe)ATI Radeon X800XL by MSIGPU : ATI X800XL (398 MHz)Memory : 256 MB GDDR3 (986 MHz)
Hard Drive IWestern Digital WD740 Raptor74 GB, 8 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
Hard Drive IIWestern Digital WD1600 Caviar160 GB, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Power SupplyOCZ 520-12U Modstream, 520 W
Software
Intel ChipsetIntel 7.2.2.1006
Intel GraphicGraphics Driver 14.18
ATI GraphicCatalyst 6.1
Nvidia nForce 4Forceware 6.7
Nvidia nForce 4 430/410Forceware 430/410 8.22
Nvidia GraphicDetonator 81.98
DirectXVersion : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP2

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
F.E.A.RVersion : 1.0 RetailVideo Mode : 1024x768Computer : HighGraphics Card : mediumOptions/Performance/Test settings
Quake 4Version : 1.0.5 Beta (Dual-Core Patch)Video Mode : 1280x1024Medium Qualitytimedemo demo4.demo 1 (load textures)
3DMark05Version 1.2.01024x768 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Mainconcept MPEG EncoderVersion : 1.5.11.2 GB DV to MPEG II(720x576, Audio) converting
Pinnacle Studio 10 PlusVersion : 10.1.2.2150from : 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MBto : 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MBEncoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVDno Audio
DivX 6.1Version : 6.1 (4 Logical CPUs)High Definition ProfileMultipass, 3000 kBit/sEncoding mode : Insane Quality
XviD 1.1.0Version : 1.1.0 Beta 2Encoding type : Two-pass - Single passProfile @ Level : DXN HT PALTarget size (kbytes) : 570000
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.97 Beta 2 (11-29-2005)Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 minwave to mp3160 kbps
OGGVersion 1.1.2 (Intel P4 MOD)Version 1.1.2 (Intel AMD MOD)Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 74 minwave to oggQuality : 5
Applications
WinrarVersion 3.51(303 MB, 47 Files, 2 Folders)Compression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB
Autodesk 3D Studio MaxVersion : 8.0Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"HTDV 1920x1080
Synthetic
PCMark05 ProVersion : 1.1CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2005Version 2005.7.10.60 SR2CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark