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AMD Turns Up The Heat: Athlon XP 1900+

Testing Procedure: A Comparison Of 13 Processors

Test Setup

Intel HardwareSocket 478
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4/2000 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1900 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1800 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1700 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1600 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1500 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1400 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
MotherboardASUS P4T-E (I850) Revision: 1.00
Memory2 x 128 MB, RDRAM, 400 MHz, Viking
AMD HardwareSocket 462
ProcessorAMD Athlon XP 1900+ MHz (1600/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon XP 1800+ MHz (1533/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon XP 1700+ MHz (1467/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon XP 1600+ MHz (1400/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon XP 1500+ MHz (1333/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon 1400 MHz (1400/266 MHZ DDR)
MotherboardSoltek (VIA KT266 A) SL75-DRV2
Memory256 MB DDR-SDRAM, CL2, PC2100, Micron
General Hardware
Graphics cardGeForce 3Memory: 64 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory clock: 400 MHzChip speed: 250 MHz
Hard drive40 GB, 5T040H4, MaxtorUDMA100 7200 rpm 2 MB Cache
Drivers & Software
Graphics card driverDetonator 4 Serie V21.85
DirectX version8.1
Operating systemWindows XP Final, Build 2600 (Englisch)
Benchmarks & Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Version 1.16command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal'Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
3DMark2000Version 1.1 Build 340 - default Benchmark
3DMark2001Build 200 - default Benchmark
SiSoft Sandra 2001Professional Version 2001.3.7.50
CINEMA 4DCineBench 6.103
mpeg4 encodingFlask V0.6 (MPEG 3)DivX codec 4.02b codecCompression: 100Data Rate: 1500 kbit720x480 Pixel, 25 fpsno Audio
Studio 7Version 7.02.7 (MPEG 2)
Sysmark 2001Patch 3
LameLame 3.89 MMX, SSE, SSE 2, 3DNow
WinACE2.04, 178 MB Wave file, best compression,Dictonary 4096 kB
Newtek LightwaveRendering Bench SKULL_HEAD_NEWEST.LWS
Suse Linux 7.3Kernel 2.4.13 Compiling

The picture shows the test system set-up for the AMD Athlon XP 1900+ processor. We've taken a different motherboard from the one we used in our last test, "Athlon XP Meets P4: A Comparison of All CPUs" . This new board is the Soltek SL75-DRV2, which proved to be slightly faster than the Epox board in some benchmark disciplines during our preparatory tests. It took some doing, but we worked out the benchmarks for all 13 processors again from scratch.