SPECviewperf, Cachemem and ScienceMark

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AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Processor Review - Processors 25

The Athlon XP 2600+ beats out the P4 2.53 GHz system in all but one test. Anywhere from 5% in the Light04 test to 40% in the Awadvs04 test. Don’t ask me to explain why the 2200+ score on the Awadvs04 test is so high, the score was consistent but I find no evidence as to why this is happening.

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In the latest version of the SPECviewperf tests we see the Athlon XP 2600+ continually outperforming the 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 processor. The largest lead comes in the DX-07 test where the Athlon wins by 88%! The other results are much closer at anywhere from 10-30% leads over Intel. These results are a great showing for the power of the Athlon processor.

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The Cachemem test is showing the P4 DDR memory tests coming out way ahead, by 40% in the read tests. I can’t explain the results there, but the fact that the 2200+ is beating the 2600+ Athlon tells me that something is up. I don’t know if perhaps the program has different processes of testing for different processors, but I’ll try to find out.

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In this version of ScienceMark we are seeing the Athlon XP 2600+ processor outperform the 2.53 GHz P4 chip by an amazing 25%! In fact, even the Athlon XP 2200+ processor is overtaking the P4 by 7% or so. And, the 2600+ beat the 2200+ by a sizeable 17%.

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