PCMark04, 3DMark 2001 SE, 3DMark05
PCMark04 is very sensitive to the number of processor cores, both real and virtual ones. The Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX processors are single-core solutions and perform not very well in this test.
AMD’s new processor is the best one in 3DMark 2001 SE. This is the first gaming test to show the high performance of the new CPU.
The results of the newer 3DMark05 benchmark are greatly limited by the performance of the graphics subsystem. Anyway, the platform with the new AMD processor turns in the best result.
In the CPU tests from the same benchmark the Athlon 64 FX-57 is only inferior to the dual-core processors. This is normal as the CPU load is distributed in two threads here: physics modeling and vertex shader execution.