“If you want the best processor on the market there is little doubt that it is going to be based on the AMD Athlon64 architecture. If you are a true gaming enthusiast you’re best off going with an Athlon64/FX processor, those of you who need a multimedia powerhouse should stick to the dual core AMD Athlon64 X2. For the answers to “why” that is, keep on reading…”
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- AMD Athlon64 X2-3800+ @ LostCircuits
- AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 @ SimHQ
- AMD64 Overclocking Guide @ Overclockers Online
The Athlon64 X2 4800+ processor that PCStats got to test is based on the ‘ACBWE’ stepping. It’s dual core, runs at 2.4Ghz, with 128KB of L1 and 1MB of L2 cache. Both cores share a single 128 bit DDR memory controller and it’s defaulted to run at 1.3 V. Read the full review to see just how much more powerful than the competition AMD’s newest offering really is.