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AMD AthlonXP 2100+ Processor Review

AMD AthlonXP 2100+ Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: AMD's Athon XP2100+ is a 1.73GHz processor set to the tune of a 0.18 micron Palomino core and a spritely green OPGA package.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD Mar 13 2002   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks and Overclocking Results

Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor:

AMD AthlonXP 2100+
AMD AthlonXP 2000+
Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz (Willaimette)

Clock Speed (XP's): 1.73 GHz (XP 2100+)
1.67 GHz (XP 2000+)
1.89 GHz (XP 2100+ overclocked)
Motherboard: EPoX 8KHA+
MSI 845 Ultra
Chipset:

VIA KT266A (EPoX)
i845-D (MSI)

Videocard:

MSI GeForce 3 Ti500 (MS-8850)

Sound Card: N/A
Network Card:

Allied Telesyn 2700 10/100 NIC

Memory:

256MB Mushkin Enhanced PC2100 DDR

Hard Drive: 40GB IBM DeskStar 60 GXP
CDROM: Panasonic 48x CD-ROM CR-594-B
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink:

Dynatron DC1206BMP

PowerSupply: Antec 400W PSU
Software Setup Windows XP
VIA 4in1 4.37V
Intel INF's 3.20
DetonatorXP 22.80
DetonatorXP 21.83 (XP2000+ and P4)
DirectX 8.1
Benchmarks

SysMark 2001
Business Winstone 2001
Content Creation 2001
SPECviewperf 6.1.2
SiSoft Sandra 2002 Pro
POVRay
SuperPI
3DMark2000
3DMark2001 SE
PCMark2002

Please note that the overclocked AthlonXP 2100+ at 1.89 GHz will be running at 145 MHz FSB.

BAPCO Sysmark 2001 Source:MadOnion / BAPco

SYSmark2001 uses real world applications concurrently as an accurate way to test the system by following patterns that reflect the way real users work. SYSmark2001's workloads accurately represent today's updated business usage model. The benchmark runs at a realistic execution speed, with think times between application interactions, in order to emulate a desktop user's interaction with the operating system and applications. Higher numbers denote better performance.

BapCo SysMark 2001 Benchmark Results
Processor / Test Sysmarks Ranking
Internet Content
1. Pentium4 2.0GHz 210
2. AthlonXP 2000+ 194
3. AthlonXP 2100+ 201
2. AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 222
Office Productivity
1. Pentium4 2.0GHz 142
2. AthlonXP 2000+ 190
3. AthlonXP 2100+ 201
4. AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 215

With Sysmark 2001 the AthlonXP 2100+ extends a lead over the Willamette Pentium 4. One thing to keep in mind is that Internet Content would have shown higher results had Windows Media Encoder 7.0 used SSE which is compatible with the core of the AthlonXP.

Winstone 2001 Source: Zdnet

Content Creation Winstone 2001 keeps multiple applications open at once and switches among those applications. Content Creation Winstone 2001's activities focus on what we call "hot spots," periods of activity that make your PC really work--the times where you're likely to see an hourglass or a progress bar.

Business Winstone is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running today's Windows-based 32-bit applications on Windows 98 ME, Windows NT 4.0 (SP6 or later), Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP which runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete those activities to produce its performance scores.

Winstone 2001 Benchmark Results
Content Creation (FSB/Memory) Scores Ranking
1. Pentium 4 2 GHz 59.7
2 AthlonXP 2000+ 85.2
3. AthlonXP 2100+ 90.9
4. AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 95.3

Business Winstone (FSB/Memory)

1 Pentium 4 2 GHz 43.1
2. AthlonXP 2000+ 66.7
3. AthlonXP 2100+ 73.6
4. AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 79.1

The AthlonXP simply walks over the Pentium 4 in both Business Winstone and Content Creation. Even the slower AthlonXP 2000+ trounces the Pentium 4 (Willamette) 2 GHz. Realistically though, you really don't need an AthlonXP 2100+ to work with office applications, but in 6 or 12 month's time it may be quite necessary.

SPECviewPerf 6.1.2 Source: SPEC.org

SPECviewperf™ is a portable OpenGL performance benchmark program written in C. It was developed by IBM. Later updates and significant contributions were made by SGI, Digital and other SPECopcSM project group members. SPECviewperf provides a vast amount of flexibility in benchmarking OpenGL performance. Currently, the program runs on most implementations of UNIX, Windows NT, Windows 95/98 and Linux.

SPECviewperf 6.1.2 Benchmark Results
Procssor / Test Score Ranking

Light_04

1. Pentium 4 2 GHz 7.883
2. AthlonXP 2000+ 8.689
3. AthlonXP 2100+ 9.216
4. AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 10.93

DRV_07

1. Pentium 4 2 GHz 18.80
2. AthlonXP 2000+ 18.30
3. AthlonXP 2100+ 19.54
4. AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 27.93

DX_06

1. Pentium 4 2 GHz 28.99
2. AthlonXP 2000+ 27.14
3. AthlonXP 2100+ 29.70
4. AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 40.95

I'm not sure what to make of the results in DRV_07 and DX_06. All the benchmarks look in line until the AthlonXP 2100+ overclocked and the results jump fast. Perhaps SPECviewperf doesn't handle the high CPU speed very well.... in any case we reran these two benchmarks three times just to confirm the overclocked numbers. Each time we got similar scores.

Sisoft Sandra 2002 Pro 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. Higher numbers represent better performance.

SiSoft Sandra 2001 Benchmark Results
AthlonXP 2100+ Score

Multimedia Benchmark (FSB/Memory)

1a. Integer SSE - AthlonXP 2100+ 9429 it/s
1b. Integer SSE - AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 10294 it/s
2. Floating-Point SSE - AthlonXP 2100+ 11087 it/s
2a.

Floating-Point SSE - AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed)

12104 it/s

CPU Benchmark (FSB/Memory)

3a. Dhrystone ALU - AthlonXP 2100+ 4807 MIPS
3b. Dhrystone ALU - AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 5191 MIPs
4a. Whetstone FPU - AthlonXP 2100+ 2405 MFLOPS
4b. Whetstone FPU - AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 2625 MFLOPS

Memory Benchmark (FSB/Memory)

5a. Integer ALU - AthlonXP 2100+ 2048 MB/s
5b. Integer ALU - AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 2239 MB/s
6a. Float FPU - AthlonXP 2100+ 1970 MB/s
6b. Float FPU - AthlonXP 2100+ (oc'ed) 2149 MB/s

The AthlonXP 2100+ simply destroys all the reference CPU's Sandra has in its database. As we can see, the XP2100+ puts up some very respectable numbers!

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Contents of Article: AMD AthlonXP 2100+
 Pg 1.  AMD AthlonXP 2100+ Processor Review
 Pg 2.  — Benchmarks and Overclocking Results
 Pg 3.  POVray, SuperPI, and 3DMark 2000 Benchmarks
 Pg 4.  3Dmark 2001, PCmark 2002 and Conclusions

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