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AMD's Athlon Stepping Improvements

Test System

System Hardware
CPUAMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 (2.6 GHz, 2x 512 kB L2 Cache)ADA5000IAA5CU (F2)ADO5000IAA6CZ (F3)ADO5000IAA5DD (G1)ADO5000IAA5DO (G2)
AMD Platform AM2Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe, Rev.1.02GAMD 790FX, BIOS : 0801 (12/26/2007)
Memory2x 1 GB Corsair DDR2-1066CM2X1024-8888-C4D, Timings CL5-5-5-12
DVD-ROMSamsung SH-D163A , SATA150
Graphics CardGigabyte Radeon HD 3850 GV-RX385512HGPU : 670 MHzMemory : 512 MB DDR3 (830 MHz, 256 Bit)
Sound CardIntegrated
Power SupplyCoolermaster RS-850-EMBA, ATX 12V V2.2, 850 Watt
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 (Build 6000)
DirectX 10DirectX 10 (Vista default)
DirectX 9Version : April 2007
Graphics DriverATI Radeon Version 7.12
AMD Chipset DriverVersion 3.0.642 (28/11/2008)
JavaJava Runtime Environment 6.0 Update 1

Once again we used our Reference System hardware for this project :

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The Asus M3A32 MVP is based on the AMD790FX chipset.