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AMD AthlonXP 1900+ CPU Review

AMD AthlonXP 1900+ CPU Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: While not being the latest in terms of technology, the XP1900+ is still a mighty CPU to be reckoned with.
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External Mfg. Website: AMD Jan 23 2002   Colin Sun  
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Sandra, 3DMark, Gaming and Conclusions

Sisoft Sandra 2001 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 2001 Benchmark Results
AthlonXP 1900+ Score

Multimedia Benchmark

1. Integer SSE - 1.6 GHz 8920 it/s
1a. Integer SSE - 1.8 GHz 9891 it/s
2. Floating-Point SSE - 1.6 GHz 10274 it/s
2a. Floating-Point SSE - 1.8 GHz 11496 it/s

CPU Benchmark

3. Dhrystone ALU - 1.6 GHz 4478 MIPS
3a. Dhrystone ALU - 1.8 GHz 4977 MIPs
4. Whetstone FPU - 1.6 GHz 2220 MFLOPS
4a. Whetstone FPU - 1.8 GHz 2492 MFLOPS

Memory Benchmark

5. Integer ALU - 1.6 GHz 1959 MB/s
5a. Integer ALU - 1.8 GHz 2287 MB/s
6. Float FPU - 1.6 GHz 1879 MB/s
6a. Float FPU - 1.8 GHz 2137 MB/s

As we can see here, the AthlonXP 1900+ is plenty powerful, and when it's overclocked, it's even better! Performance jumps past all the reference systems, at 1.8 GHz, it's in a class of it's own. Please note, the memory bandwidth's test is at 150 MHz FSB.

3DMark2001 Source: MadOnion

3DMark2001 is the latest installment in the 3DMark series by MadOnion. By combining DirectX8 support with completely new graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001 has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics. Higher 3DMark scores denote better performance.

3DMark 2001 Benchmark Results
AthlonXP1900+ 3DMarks Ranking
1. 1.6 GHz 8225
2. 1.8 GHz 8734

3DMark just craves the faster CPU/FSB and delivers 500 points just for overclocking! 3DMark is known to crave the extra memorybandwidth/CPU power and heck, with this 1900+, it helped me get over 10000 3DMarks with the Ti500 overclocked!! = )

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

Source: ID Software

Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a relatively new game benchmark. However, RTCW takes up where Quake III left off and continues to form the basis of the first person shooter system stressing that QIII has become a hallmark for. Based upon the Quake III engine, RTCS is obviously going to be quite taxing on even a top end system. Higher numbers denote faster frames per second (FPS), and hence, better performance.

RTCW (640x480 atdemo6) Benchmark Results
Processor (FPS) Ranking
1. 1.6 GHz 51.5
2. 1.8 GHz 54.9

RTCW (640x480 atdemo8) Benchmark Results
Processor (FPS) Ranking
1. 1.6 GHz 131.8
2. 1.8 GHz 142.1

RTCW (1024x768 atdemo6) Benchmark Results
Processor (FPS) Ranking
1. 1.6 GHz 49.9
2. 1.8 GHz 53.1

RTCW (1024x768 atdemo8) Benchmark Results
Processor (FPS) Ranking
1. 1.6 GHz 128.9
2. 1.8 GHz 137.5

RTCW says the exact same thing as 3DMark2001. It just can't get enough of the XP1900+. When it's overclocked, the atdemo6 (which is more CPU limited then anything else) shows about a 7% performance gain.

Conclusions:

With a retail price hanging just above $400CDN, it's still about $80 less then the closest "official" Intel counterpart, and about $230 less then the 2 GHz P4 which the XP1900+ can compete with on equal terms for the most part - and that says a lot!

As we can see, the AthlonXP is simply a monster when it's dealing with professional 3D applications as is indicated in the SPECviewperf benchmarks, it simply spits out all the data you throw at it and smiles back. In the POVRay test, the XP1900+ flexes its muscles with it's powerful FPU.

In terms of office-based applications, the AthlonXP 1900+ IS super fast, however it's not really noticeable to the average user because those environments are mainly user limited more then anything else.

In the game benchmarks, again, the AthlonXP 1900+ processor shows that it's really in it's own in terms of performance. 3DMark says this time and time again and RTCW confirms with the spectacular performance.

The best part is, with the release of the AthlonXP2000+, the 1900+ will be dropping in price, and even more affordable!

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Contents of Article: AMD AthlonXP 1900+
 Pg 1.  AMD AthlonXP 1900+ CPU Review
 Pg 2.  Productivity Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  — Sandra, 3DMark, Gaming and Conclusions

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