CPU Guide

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and FX-62

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ and FX-62


Test Setup & Benchmarks

Test Setup & Benchmarks

Lets get right down to what matters most, and that's none other than performance. As presented on the earlier page, we'll be matching the Athlon 64 FX-62 and the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ against the Athlon 64 FX-60 and Athlon 64 X2-4800+. Take note that the new FX-62 had been given a 200MHz speed bump while the 5000+ model has been given a 200MHz speed bump and had its L2 cache slashed to 512KB per core. So these processors are not just DDR2 technology bolted on to existing processor specs. On the Intel front, we bring up the recently covered Pentium 965 XE and the Pentium D 960 and see how they fit in. This time round, we updated the testbeds quite a bit and here are their revised specifications:-

  • The components used in the AMD Socket AM2 testbed include:-
  • ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (nForce 590 SLI chipset)
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 and Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor
  • 2 x 512MB Corsair DDR2-800 non-ECC memory modules (CAS 4, 4-4-12)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB SATA hard disk drive (one single NTFS partition)
  • MSI GeForce 7900 GT 256MB - with NVIDIA Detonator XP 84.21
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2

 

  • The components used in the AMD Socket-939 testbed include:-
  • ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe (nForce4 SLI X16 chipset)
  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 and Athlon 64 X2 4800+ processor
  • 2 x 512MB Kingston DDR-400 non-ECC memory modules (CAS 2, 2-2-5)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB SATA hard disk drive (one single NTFS partition)
  • MSI GeForce 7900 GT 256MB - with NVIDIA Detonator XP 84.21
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2

 

  • The components used in the Intel testbed include:-
  • ASUS P5WD2-E Premium (Intel 975X Express chipset)
  • Intel Pentium 965 Extreme Edition (with Hyper-Threading), Intel Pentium D 960
  • 2 x 512MB Kingston DDR2-667 non-ECC memory modules (CAS 4. 4-4-10)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB SATA hard disk drive (one single NTFS partition)
  • MSI GeForce 7900 GT 256MB - with NVIDIA Detonator XP 84.21
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2

 

 

  • The benchmarks used in this review include:-
  • BAPCo SYSmark 2004
  • SPECCPU 2000 v1.2
  • Lightwave 3D 7.5
  • Futuremark PCMark 2005 Pro
  • Cinebench 2003
  • XMpeg 4.5 (DivX encoding)
  • Futuremark 3DMark05 Pro
  • Futuremark 3DMark06 Pro
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • AquaMark3
  • Quake 4 ver.1.20
  • F.E.A.R.