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Testbed and Methods

In the course of this test session we will compare the performance of the new Athlon 64 FX-57 processor with the performance of top-end single- and dual-core processors from the same market segment, namely from such processor series as Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2, Pentium 4, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and Pentium Extreme Edition. We have several platforms assembled from the following components:

  • Processors:
    • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (Socket 939, 2.4GHz, 2x1024KB L2 cache, E6 core revision – Toledo)
    • AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 (Socket 939, 2.8GHz, 1024KB L2 cache, E4 core revision – San Diego)
    • AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 (Socket 939, 2.6GHz, 1024KB L2 cache, CG core revision – Clawhammer)
    • AMD Athlon 64 4000+ (Socket 939, 2.4GHz, 1024KB L2 cache, CG core revision – Clawhammer)
    • AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (Socket 939, 2.4GHz, 512KB L2 cache, E3 core revision – Venice)
    • Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 (LGA775, 3.2GHz, 2x1MB L2)
    • Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz (LGA775, 3.73 ???, 2MB L2)
    • Intel Pentium 4 670 (LGA775, 3.6GHz, 2MB L2)
    • Intel Pentium 4 660 (LGA775, 3.6GHz, 2MB L2)
    • Intel Pentium 4 570 (LGA775, 3.8GHz, 1MB L2)
  • Mainboards:
    • ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe (Socket 939, NVIDIA nForce4 SLI)
    • ASUS P5ND2-SLI Deluxe (LGA775, nForce4 SLI Intel Edition)
  • Memory:
    • 1024MB DDR400 SDRAM (Corsair CMX512-3200XLPRO, 2x512MB, 2-2-2-10)
    • 1024MB DDR2-667 SDRAM (Corsair CM2X512A-5400UL, 2x512MB, 4-4-4-14)
  • Graphics card: PowerColor RADEON X800 XT (PCI Express x16)
  • Disk subsystem: Maxtor MaXLine III 250GB (Serial ATA-150)
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP SP2
 
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