SYSMark 2004 SE: General Performance
The first results reveal relatively small performance difference between Athlon 64 X2 3600+ and Athlon 64 X2 3800+. According to SYSMark 2004 SE, it is no more than 5%. So, we can conclude that the half as big cache memory of the new dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processors of only 256KB leads to no dramatic results.
I would also like to stress that the performance of the new AMD CPU looks very good against the background of the Pentium D 915 processor. Athlon 64 X2 3600+ allows AMD to claim that they are offering the best price-to-performance ratio in the budget segment.