Scientific: ScienceMark 2.0 Beta
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The ScienceMark 2.0 memory test proves once again the benefits of having such a low latency memory system. Beating out the P4 by 37% and the Athlon XP by 84%, the Athlon 64 FX-51 just needs the applications to take advantage of the horsepower its is giving them.
The molecular dynamics test has a surprising results: the Athlon XP 3200+ comes out on top. This is actually why the Athlon XP has had such quick integration with the super computing market (such as the recent KASY0 at my University); the Athlon XP core is great for scientific computing.
The Primordia test gives the edge to the Athlon 64 FX-51 processor, beating the P4 by more than 40 seconds and the Athlon XP by more than 20 seconds.
The Cipher benchmark shows the strength of the K7 and K8 cores by leaving the Pentium 4 processor behind and giving the Athlon 64 FX-51 a 25% performance lead.