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A Look At AMD's Socket AM2 Platform

Test Setup

Processors
Socket 939AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Manchester (2400 MHz 64+64/512 kB)
Socket AM2AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Windsor (2400 MHz 64+64/512 kB)Support for DDR2-667 ONLY ! Production processors will support faster DDR2-800 RAM.
Motherboards
Socket 939Undisclosed Pre-Production Socket AM2 MotherboardChipset : Nvidia GeForce 6150 & nForce4 430
Socket 939MSI K8NGM2Rev. 1.0 Bios : 080012Chipset : Nvidia GeForce 6150 & nForce4 430
Socket 939Asus A8N32-SLIRev. 1.01 Bios : 1009Chipset : Nvidia NForce4 SLI X16
Memory
DDR2-667Corsair CAM2X512A-5400UL (XMS5400 V1.2)2x 512 MB DDR2-667 (333 MHz, CL3-2-2-8, 1T)Running at CL-4-4-4-12 Timings - not changeable in test motherboard BIOS
DDR400Corsair CMX512-3200XLPRO2x 512 MB DDR400 (200 MHz, CL 2.0-2-2-5 1T)
Common Hardware
Graphics Card (PCIe)MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256GPU : Nvidia GeForce 7800GTX (430 MHz)Memory : 256 MB GDDR3 (1200 MHz)
Hard Drive ISATA Western Digital WD74074 GB, 8 MB Cache, 7200 UPM
Hard Drive IISATA Western Digital WD1600160 GB, 16 MB Cache, 7200 UPM
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Software
Nvidia nForce 4 SLI X16Forceware x16 6.85
Nvidia nForce 4 430/410Forceware 430/410 8.22
Nvidia GraphicsDetonator 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 : 1.0Resolution : 1280x960Computer : HighGraphics Card : HighOptions-Performance-Test settings
Quake 4Version : 1.0.5 Beta (Dual-Core Patch)Resolution:1280x1024, High QualityTimedemo demo4.demo 1 (load textures)
3DMark06Version 1.0Resolution : 1024x786, 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
TMPEG 3.0 ExpressVersion : 3.0.4.24 (no Audio)182 MB VOB MPEG2-source (704x576) 16:9
DivX 6.11Version : 6.1 (2 Logical CPUs)Cerfinition Profile : High Definition ProfileMultipass, 3000 kbit/sEncoding mode : Insane Quality
XviD 1.1.0Version : 1.1.0 Beta 2Encoding type : Twopass - 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 1920 x 1080
Synthetic
PCMark05 ProVersion : 1.1CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2005Version 2005.7.10.60 SR3CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
Other
Windows Media Player 10Version : 10.00.00.36.46