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AMD Athlon64 3700+ Overclocking Fun; How Fast Can It Go?

AMD Athlon64 3700+ Overclocking Fun; How Fast Can It Go? - PCSTATS
Abstract: Venice-based Athlon64 processors come with a traditional 512KB of L2 cache, while the San Diego core has 1MB of L2 cache.
Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD Jul 07 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > CPU / Processors > AMD Athlon64 3700+

Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi, Hexus piFast

PCStats Test System Specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon64 3500+
AMD Athlon64 3700+
Clock Speed:

11 x 200 MHz = 2.2 GHz (3500+)
11 x 277 MHz = 3.05 GHz (3500+)
11 x 200 MHz = 2.2 GHz (3700+)
11 x 255 MHz = 2.81 GHz (3700+)
11 x 293 MHz = 3.22 GHz (3700+)

Motherboards:

DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR (NF4-SLI)

Videocard: MSI RX800XT-VTD
Memory: 2x 512MB Mushkin XP4000 Redline
Hard Drive: 120GB WD SATA HDD
CDROM: Sony 16x DVD-ROM
PowerSupply: SilverStone Zeus ST65ZF 650W PSU
Heatsink: Prometeia Mach II GT (review)
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
nVIDIA nForce4 6.39
Catalyst 5.4

Benchmarks

SiSoft Sandra 2005
Super Pi 1.1
Hexus piFast 4.1
ScienceMark 2.0 Beta
PCMark04
3DMark2001
3DMark05
Comanche 4
UT2003
UT2004
Doom 3

We did not run any office benchmarks because no one would overclock for faster word processing... Really, trust me, they wouldn't. Also for comparisons sake, we included the Athlon64 3500+'s results.

SiSoft Sandra 2005 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

Sisoft Sandra 2005 Benchmark Results
Multimedia Benchmark CPU Benchmark Memory Benchmark
Processors Integer SSE2: Floating-Point SSE2: Dhrystone SSE2: Whetstone SSE2: Integer SSE2: Float SSE2:
Athlon64 3500+ 2.2 GHz (200/400) 20997 22667 9977 3615 FPU / 4699 SSE2 6014 5954

Athlon64 3500+ 3.05 GHz (277/498)

28959 31265 13849 4986 FPU / 6481 SSE2 7101 7126
Athlon64 3700+ 2.2 GHz (200/400) 21055 22647 10211 3486 FPU / 4513 SSE2 6014 6008
Athlon64 3700+ 2.81 GHz (255/510) Air Cooled 26736 28756 12967 4426 FPU / 5731 SSE2 7353 7281
Athlon64 3700+ 3.22 GHz (293/500) Prometeia 30721

33042

14899 5086 FPU / 6585 SSE2 8026 7942

Units:

it/s it/s MIPS MFLOPS MB/s MB/s

The Athlon64 3500+ and 3700+ numbers at stock speeds are almost identical, which they should be as both processors run at the same 2.2GHz clock speed. With the Athon64 3700+ clocked at 3.22 GHz, we broke the 8000MB/s memory barrier!

Super Pi Source: SuperPI

SuperPI calculates the number PI to 1 Million digits in this raw number crunching benchmark. The benchmark is fairly diverse and allows the user to change the number of digits of PI that can be calculated from 16 Thousand to 32 Million. The benchmark, which uses 19 iterations in the test, is set at 1 Million digits then repeated at 8 million digits.

Lower numbers denote faster calculation times (seconds), and hence, better performance.

Super Pi
1 Million Digits: Seconds Ranking
Athlon64 3500+ 2.2 GHz (200/400) 38
Athlon64 3500+ 3.05 GHz (277/498) 29
Athlon64 3700+ 2.2 GHz (200/400) Stock 37
Athlon64 3700+ 2.81 GHz (255/510) Air cooled 29
Athlon64 3700+ 3.22 GHz (293/500) Prometeia 25
8 Million Digits: Seconds Ranking
Athlon64 3500+ 2.2 GHz (200/400) 418
Athlon64 3500+ 3.05 GHz (277/498) 312
Athlon64 3700+ 2.2 GHz (200/400) Stock 411
Athlon64 3700+ 2.81 GHz (255/510) Air cooled 325
Athlon64 3700+ 3.22 GHz (293/500) Prometeia 287

Super Pi loves memory bandwidth as well as L2 cache size and that's why the Athlon64 3700+ clocked at 2.81 GHz performs almost as fast as the 3500+ @ 3.05 GHz. Very nice numbers here. Completing the eight million digit test in under five minutes is very fast indeed!

Hexus piFast Source: Hexus

Pifast is a small program that computes Pi to a set amount of decimal places and also displays how long it takes. This then gives us a basis for charting the results, giving a performance indicator for new and old technology at a glance.

Lower results are better.

Hexus piFast
Processors: Seconds Ranking
Athlon64 3500+ 2.2 GHz (200/400) 54.09
Athlon64 3500+ 3.05 GHz (277/498) 40.38
Athlon64 3700+ 2.2 GHz (200/400) Stock 52.23
Athlon64 3700+ 2.81 GHz (255/510) Air Cooled 42.08
Athlon64 3700+ 3.22 GHz (293/500) Prometeia 37.02

piFast is also very memory bandwidth dependant and it's easy to see which processor is fastest here!

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Contents of Article: AMD Athlon64 3700+
 Pg 1.  AMD Athlon64 3700+ Overclocking Fun; How Fast Can It Go?
 Pg 2.  Overclocking Tests: Heatsinks and Phase Change Cooling
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra, Super Pi, Hexus piFast
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Comanche 4, UT2003
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 7.  Athlon64 3700+ at 3.22GHz

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