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AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 65nm Processor Review

AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 65nm Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Today the money is with 65nm SOI processor manufacturing, and with the AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ the company has finally done the die shrink.
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External Mfg. Website: AMD Mar 07 2007   Colin Sun  
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Athlon64 X2 4800+ AM2 System Power Draw Tests

As expected the Socket AM2 Athlon64 X2 4800+ processor draws less power than the other Socket AM2 Athlon64 processors and uses just 143W of power at idle. It's a surprise how little energy the AMD Athlon64 FX-60 consumes but then again the platform is slightly different from the Socket AM2 systems. Of all the processors the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 leads the pack drawing only 117W of power.

Total System Idle Power Draw
Processor Total System Power Draw
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 117 Watts
Intel Pentium 4 540 150 Watts
Intel Pentium D 840 165 Watts
Intel Pentium D 940 168 Watts
AMD Sempron 3600+ 120 Watts
AMD Athlon64 4000+ 163 Watts
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 127 Watts
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 156 Watts
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 168 Watts
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 143 Watts

When the Socket AM2 AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ is under single core load (the chart below), the entire system only draws 165W of power. When both processing cores are running at full load, the system only uses 8W more power which is quite a surprise. A total system power consumption figure of 173W is quite good. With two cores running at full load, the 65nm Athlon64 X2 4800+ uses less energy than just one core running on the 90nm Athlon64 X2 5000+! Once again Intel's Core 2 Duo E6600 processor uses the least amount of power on the whole, drawing 144W with single core load and 156W when both cores are running at max.

Total System Stressed Power Draw
Processor Total System Power Draw
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (Single Core Load) 144 Watts
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (Dual Core Load) 156 Watts
Intel Pentium 4 540 223 Watts
Intel Pentium D 840 (Single Core Load) 203 Watts
Intel Pentium D 840 (Dual Core Load) 240 Watts
Intel Pentium D 940 (Single Core Load) 230 Watts
Intel Pentium D 940 (Dual Core Load) 253 Watts
AMD Sempron 3600+ 148Watts
AMD Athlon64 4000+ 172 Watts
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 (Single Core Load) 163 Watts
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 (Dual Core Load) 196 Watts
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ (Single Core Load) 177 Watts
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ (Dual Core Load) 207 Watts
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (Single Core Load) 196 Watts
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 (Dual Core Load) 235 Watts
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ (Single Core Load) 165 Watts
AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ (Dual Core Load) 173 Watts

The Sempron 3600+'s 148W of power usage isn't very good considering it only has one processing core.

From the power measurement tests, it's clear to see that AMD's 65nm Socket AM2 Athlon64 X2 4800+ processor draws less power than the equivalent 90nm generation. Head to head the X2 4800+ consumes 34W less than the X2 5000+ (dual core loaded), and under single core situations 12W less.

Up next overclocking and benchmarks, but first a quick peak at AMD's K8 architecture.

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Contents of Article: AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+
 Pg 1.  AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 65nm Processor Review
 Pg 2.  65nm manufacturing for AMD at Fab36
 Pg 3.  Athlon64 X2 Performance-Per-Watt Metrics
 Pg 4.  — Athlon64 X2 4800+ AM2 System Power Draw Tests
 Pg 5.  Technologies Behind the Athlon64 X2 4800+
 Pg 6.  Will 65nm improve overclocking potential?
 Pg 7.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
 Pg 8.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 9.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Maya Render Test, Super Pi
 Pg 10.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 11.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Doom 3
 Pg 12.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Quake 4, FarCry
 Pg 13.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 14.  64 Bit Benchmarks: ScienceMark 2
 Pg 15.  64 Bit Benchmarks: Mini-GZip, DiVX Encoding
 Pg 16.  Multi-Threaded Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Doom 3
 Pg 17.  Multi-Threaded Benchmarks: FEAR / Conclusions

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