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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'.
Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD May 24 2006   Max Page  
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Prelude to Benchmarks - Test System Configuration

Over the following page we'll be running the socket AM2 AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ and Athlon64 FX-62 processors though PCSTATS standard set of gaming, productivity, and 64-bit processor benchmarks. There are a wide variety of gaming and synthetic benchmarks here to illustrate what kind of performance boost users can expect from these latest, dual core 64-bit capable K8 processors.

The AMD Athlon64 FX-62 processor that PCSTATS will be testing is based on the 'ACBYF' stepping and was built in week 04 of 2006. The Athlon64 X2 5000+ processor is based on stepping 'ADB4F' and built in week 03 of 2006. Both CPUs are being benchmarked with Corsair's XMS2-8500 low latency DDR-2 RAM on a socket AM2 Asus M2N32SLI-DLX motherboard equiped with the nVidia nForce 590 SLI chipset.

The specific details of how the AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ and FX-62 processor test systems were configured for benchmarking - including the hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions - are indicated below. In the third and fourth columns are the general specs for the AMD and Intel reference platforms that the dual core Athlon64 X2 5000+ and FX-62 processors is being compared against.

Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next several pages.

PCSTATS Test System Configuations
Test System #1 Test System #2 AMD Reference Systems Intel Reference System
Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ AMD Athlon64 FX-62 AMD Athlon64 FX-60
AMD Athlon64 4000+
Intel Pentium D 840
Intel Pentium D 940
Socket: Socket AM2 Socket AM2 Socket 939 Socket 775
Clock Speed: 13 x 200 MHz = 2.6 GHz
13 x 225 MHz = 2.92 GHz
14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz
14 x 220 MHz = 3.08 GHz
13 x 200 MHz = 2.6 GHz
12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz
16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz
16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz
Chipset: nForce 590 SLI nForce4 SLI Intel 975X
Motherboards: Asus M2N32SLI-DLX Asus A8N-SLI Premium (NF4 SLI) Foxconn 975X7AA-8EKRS2H
Videocard: 2x MSI NX7800GTX-VT2D256E in SLI
Memory: 2x 1024MB Corsair XMS2-8500
DDR-2
2x 512MB OCZ Gold GX PC3500
DDR
2x 1024MB Corsair XMS2-8500
DDR-2
Memory Latency: 4-4-4-12 2-2-2-5 5-5-5-15
Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Athlon64 FX-62 Reference Heatsink Athlon64 4000+ Reference Heatsink Thermaltake Jungle 512
Software Setup: Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Microsoft WindowsXP x64 Edition
nVIDIA Forceware NF4 9.34
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Microsoft WindowsXP x64 Edition
nVIDIA Forceware NF4 6.70
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
Microsoft WindowsXP x64 Edition
Intel INF 7.2.2
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27
Benchmarks:
32-Bit Benchmarks:
SYSmark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
SiSoft Sandra 2005
Maya Render Test
Super Pi 1.1
PCMark05
3DMark05
3DMark06
Doom 3
Quake 4
FarCry
FEAR

64-Bit Benchmarks:
PCMark04
PCMark05
Cinebench 2003
ScienceMark 2.0
Mini-GZIP
DiVX Encoding

Dual Core 3D Tests:
Prime95 + 3DMark05
Prime95 + Doom 3
Prime95 + FEAR

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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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