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AMD Athlon64 FX-62 and X2 5000+ Socket AM2 Processors Reviewed

AMD Athlon64 FX-62 and X2 5000+ Socket AM2 Processors Reviewed  - PCSTATS
Abstract: AMD Athlon64 FX-62 and Athlon64 X2-5000+ are both dual core, support DDR-2 667/800 MHz RAM, virtualization, and install into a new 940-pin socket called 'AM2'.
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External Mfg. Website: AMD May 24 2006   Max Page  
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Flagship AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Overclocking

The AMD Athlon64 FX-62 processor is designed for the user who requires the highest absolute performance. With that in mind you're looking at the absolute best AMD has to offer. Using the same 90 nanometer SOI technology as previous processors, the 227.4 million transistor FX-62 is a true marvel of engineering.

The Athlon64 FX-62 requires between 1.35-1.4V to run normally, which is slightly higher than what the mainstream X2 5000+ draws. At peak loads, the processor will draw a current of 90.4 amps and output a maximum thermal load of 125W. Despite a pretty heft heat load, any heatsink that can cool an Athlon64 FX-60 or FX-57 chip will work just fine with the new FX-62 as long as it is socket AM2 compatible. With Cool 'n' Quiet enabled, the minimum theoretical CPU frequency will be 1 GHz using 1.1V core voltage (31.8 amps) with a maximum thermal power of 38W. Energy efficiency is something that AMD should get more recognition for, as you'll soon see when we run some total system load tests.

Yeah baby, Athlon64 FX Overclocking!

Overclocking Results: Athlon64 FX-62
Stock Max. OC
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz

3.08 GHz

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

The Athlon64 FX-62 comes from the AMD factory multiplier unlocked, which gives enthusiasts more options when it comes to finding the absolute speed limit of their machine. The starting point in this little adventure is the nice round figure of 2.8 GHz. To keep the results comparable to the Athlon64 X2 5000+, we chose to keep the CPU clock multiplier at 14x and raise the motherboard clock speed instead. With 3 GHz in our sights, clock speed was increased in 2-3 MHz intervals once again.

The Athlon64 FX-62 overclocked quite well and we didn't hit a single snag till the 211 MHz motherboard clock speed. Mind you, the processor is running at 2.95 GHz with that frequency, and as you can imagine the processor needed a bit more voltage. Increasing it to CPU power to 1.4V solved all issues and allowed the awesome chip to go overclock further.

With the Asus M2N32SLI-DLX motherboard running at 215 MHz, the Athlon64 FX-62 cracked the 3 GHz barrier with nothing more than the stock socket AM2 heatsink, and a voltage of 1.45V.


Again CPU-Z cannot properly identify the Athlon64 FX-62

The Athlon64 FX-62 maxed out at a clock speed of 3.08 GHz which is a very impressive overclock considering the processor is built on 90nm manufacturing and is stock cooled! Just imagine what this bad boy could do with the Prometeia Mach II GT... which is a tale for another day. Hahaha, aren't we a tease!?

An extensive set of benchmarks for each of the processors is coming up next...

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Contents of Article: AMD Athlon64 FX-62 / X2 5000+
 Pg 1.  AMD Athlon64 FX-62 and X2 5000+ Socket AM2 Processors Reviewed
 Pg 2.  Complete Socket AM2 CPU Family
 Pg 3.  Behind the Heatspreader - Common AM2 CPU Features
 Pg 4.  AMD Virtulization Technology
 Pg 5.  Performance-Per-Watt Metrics
 Pg 6.  Socket AM2 System Power Draw
 Pg 7.  Hello DDR-2, the AM2's Memory of Choice
 Pg 8.  VIA / SIS Chipsets for Socket AM2
 Pg 9.  nVIDIA, the AMD chipset market leader
 Pg 10.  Socket AM2 Heatsinks and Retention Frame
 Pg 11.  Overclocking the Athlon64 X2 5000+ and FX-62!
 Pg 12.  — Flagship AMD Athlon64 FX-62 Overclocking
 Pg 13.  Prelude to Benchmarks - Test System Configuration
 Pg 14.  Pure 32-bit Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
 Pg 15.  Pure 32 bit Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra 2005
 Pg 16.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Maya Render Test, Super Pi
 Pg 17.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: PCMark05
 Pg 18.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: 3DMark05
 Pg 19.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 20.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 21.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Quake 4
 Pg 22.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: FarCry
 Pg 23.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 24.  64 Bit Benchmarks: ScienceMark 2.
 Pg 25.  64 Bit Benchmarks: Mini-GZip, DiVX Encoding
 Pg 26.  Multi-Threaded Benchmarks: 3DMark05
 Pg 27.  Multi-Threaded Benchmarks: Doom 3
 Pg 28.  Multi-Threaded Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 29.  Welcome to the family Socket AM2!

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