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AMD Athlon64 FX-60 Dual Core Processor Review

AMD Athlon64 FX-60 Dual Core Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: It's important to note that each core has its own 128KB L1 and 1MB L2 cache; so essentially what we have here are two Athlon64 FX-55's squeezed into one package.
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Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, SiSoft Sandra 2005

Winstone 2004 Source: Zdnet

Business Winstone 2004 runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete these activities to produce its performance scores.

Content Creation Winstone 2004 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications in Windows XP.

Winstone 2004
Business Winstone 2004: Points Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 25.3
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 31.8
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 33.3
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 @ 2.88 GHz 35.2
Content Creation 2004: Points Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 33.7
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 41.4
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 43.6
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 @ 2.88 GHz 45.8

In the Winstone 2004 tests both AMD chips hold a healthy lead over Intel's dual core Pentium D 840. The AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ and FX-60 perform quite closely, although the FX-60 obviously comes out with the better scores. When overclocked, the Athlon64 FX-60 scores about 30% higher than the Intel Pentium D 840 at stock! The Athlon64 certainly holds a lot of promise for office computer systems, now only if Dell would get the message...

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:
Intel Pentium D 840 35981 42592 17318 4586 FPU / 7891 SSE2 5076 5071
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 45781 49521 20272 7608 FPU / 9852 SSE2 5828 5777
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 49259 53793 22016 8257 FPU / 10704 SSE2 5888 5949
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 @ 2.88 GHz 54263 59238 24389 9028 FPU / 11786 SSE2 6058 6109

Units:

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

SiSoft Sandra 2005 is good at determining a processor's theoretical power. From the results here, it's clear that the AMD Athlon64 FX-60 is the most powerful desktop processor on the market that PCSTATS has yet tested. At stock speeds, its memory bandwidth seems a bit on the low side, but it's worth recalling that the memory controller is not sharing bandwidth between the two physical cores.

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Contents of Article: AMD Athlon64 FX-60
 Pg 1.  AMD Athlon64 FX-60 Dual Core Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Comparing the FX-60 to Intel's Presler core
 Pg 3.  Power Consumption and Overclocking
 Pg 4.  Athlon64 FX = Unlocked Multipliers
 Pg 5.  Prelude to Benchmarks - Test System Configuration
 Pg 6.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: SYSMark2004
 Pg 7.  — Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, SiSoft Sandra 2005
 Pg 8.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Maya Render Test, Super Pi
 Pg 9.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 10.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: 3DMark03, 3DMark05
 Pg 11.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4, Halo
 Pg 12.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: FarCry, FEAR
 Pg 13.  64-Bit Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 14.  64-Bit Benchmarks: Cinebench 2003, ScienceMark 2.0
 Pg 15.  64-Bit Benchmarks: Mini-GZIP, DiVX Encoding
 Pg 16.  Multi-threaded Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 17.  Impressive Dual Core Processor

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