Scientific: ScienceMark 2.0 Beta

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The numbers here show the strengths of the Athlon 64 processor – fast L1 memory and low latency main memory. The Athlon 64 at single channel DDR is able to meet the performance of the dual-channel DDR of the nForce2 Athlon XP platform – but still falls behind the synthetic memory numbers of the P4 system on the Canterwood chipset.

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The molecular dynamics test indeed likes the Athlon XP processor, as it beats out the P4 and the K8 platforms easily.

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The three K8T800 motherboards perform identically, but the platform is still coming up slower than the aging Athlon XP 3200+ processor.

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The Cipher test paints a better picture of the Athlon 64 processor, beating out the P4 processor and almost matching the speed of the Athlon XP system.

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