System Setup and Benchmarks

System Setup

For our benchmarking, we used the MSI K8T Neo2 motherboard, based around the VIA K8T800 Pro chipset that was sent to us with the processors from AMD.  On our Intel system, we of course used the latest LGA775 products, which forced us to use PCIe on it and AGP on the AMD side.  However, since we are using the same graphics core, running at the same clock speeds, differences there should be small.  All other hardware remained the same. 

AMD Test System Setup

CPU

Athlon 64 FX-55
Athlon 64 4000+
Athlon 64 FX-53
Athlon 64 3800+
Athlon 64 3500+

Motherboards

MSI K8T Neo2 K8T800 Pro

Power Supply 

Antec 480 watt

Memory 

2x512MB Corsair Micro DDR500

Hard Drive

250 GB Maxtor 7200 RPM SATA

Sound Card

Creative Labs Live!

Video Card

ATI X800 XT

Video Drivers

ATI Catalyst 4.9

DirectX Version

DX 9.0c

Operating System

Windows XP w/ Service Pack 1

 

Intel System Setup

CPU

Intel 560
Intel 3.4EE
Intel 550

Motherboards

Intel 925X Reference

Power Supply 

Antec 480 watt

Memory 

2x512MB Corsair Micro DDR2

Hard Drive

250 GB Maxtor 7200 RPM SATA

Sound Card

Creative Labs Live!

Video Card

ATI X800 XT

Video Drivers

ATI Catalyst 4.9

DirectX Version

DX 9.0c

Operating System

Windows XP w/ Service Pack 1

 

The benchmarks used were:

  • SiSoft Sandra 2004 SP1
  • AIDA32
  • Cachemem
  • Quake III: Arena
  • Unreal Tournament 2003
  • X2: The Threat
  • 3D Mark 2001: SE v330
  • 3DMark03
  • Far Cry 1.1
  • Doom 3
  • PC Mark 2002
  • PCMark04
  • Business Winstone 2004
  • Content Creation Winstone 2004
  • LAME MP3 Encoding
  • XMPEG / DivX Encoding
  • WinRAR Compression
  • CineBench 2003
  • ScienceMark 2.0 Beta
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