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THG Tuning Test: Core 2 Extreme vs. Athlon 64 FX-62

Two Test Systems With Killer Components

The Western Digital Raptor WD1500 spins at 10,000 RPM.

We ran our tuning tests for the Core 2 Extreme on the Asus P5B Deluxe with a 965 chipset.

Corsair memory makes it happen : clock rates of 550 MHz.

You can buy the Corsair CMX1024-6400C3 in retail outlets today.

We used a Gigabyte GV-RX19X512VB-HRH (ATI X1900XTX) graphics cards for our testing.

IntelAMD
Core 2 X6800Athlon 64 FX-62
Processor
Overclocked3663 MHz3050 MHz
Stock speed2993 MHz2800 MHz
RAM
OverclockedDDR2-1110DDR2-1016
Stock speedDDR2-800DDR2-800
Front Side Bus
Overclocked333 MHz245 MHz
Stock speed266 MHz200 MHz

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