Synthetic Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06 and ScienceMark 2.0
First of all we decided to test the performance of our processors in popular synthetic benchmarks.
Here I have to say that we didn’t reveal anything new. As we have already shown above, DDR2 SDRAM provides a small performance gain. Therefore, the new Athlon 64 FX-62 owes its high results to high clock speed of 2.8GHz in the first place. As for Athlon 64 X2 5000+, it is sometimes even slower than Athlon 64 FX-60, because this processor features half the L2 cache of the latter despite the identical clock speed. However, if the benchmark is not sensitive to the cache memory size, Athlon 64 X2 5000+ can outperform any Socket 939 processors thanks to its DDR2-800 SDRAM.