SYSMark 2004 SE: Overall Performance
Our first benchmark shows that the flaws in the new 65nm CPU we’ve discussed above do not have a big effect on its performance. Yet you may note that the speed of the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ is closer to that of the Athlon 64 X2 4600+ than of the Athlon 64 X2 5000+. Representing the opposite camp, the Core 2 Duo E6400 is considerably faster than any of the tested Athlon 64 X2 in SYSMark 2004 SE, although is cheaper even than the Athlon 64 X2 4600+.
Futuremark: Synthetic Benchmarks
There are no surprises here. Being slower with memory due to its lower frequency and to the higher latency of the L2 cache, the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ anyway fits exactly within the results of the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and Athlon 64 X2 4600+.