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AMD ATHLON64 3400
"AMD Athlon64 3400 review testing the powerful 2.4Ghz Newcastle Socket 754 processor from AMD. Other hardware used was the AMD Sempron 3100, AMD Athlon XP 3200 and the GIGABYTE K8NS PRO motherboard."
In this review we are testing the AMD Athlon64 3400, this is a very powerful 2.4Ghz Socket 754 processor from AMD. There are two versions of the Athlon64 3400, the first is the older Clawhammer which has a clock speed of 2.2Ghz and a huge 1024K Level 2 cache. The version we are testing here is the later Newcastle version of the Athlon64 3400 which has a clock speed of 2.4Ghz (200Mhz higher than the older Clawhammer) and a 512K Level 2 Cache.
We will be comparing the Athlon64 3400 to the budget Sempron 3100 because we know alot of you are wondering how the Sempron 3100 measures up against the more expensive Athlon64. In some of the synthetic benchmarks we will also be featuring the well known Athlon XP 3200 although it isn't being featured in any of the game benchmarks.
We will be testing the Athlon64 3400 and Sempron 3100 processors using a very wide range of synthetic and game benchmarks. The synthetic benchmarks used duing this review was 3dmark 2001 SE, 3dmark 2003, 3dmark 2005, CPU Bench 2003, KribiBench, Metabench, Realstorm 2004, SiSoftware Sandra 2005, Sciencemark 2 and SuperPI.
We also used an even bigger range of old and new games software for benchmarking, we used 1944 Battle of the Bulge, Area 51, Aurora Watching, Codename Panzers Phase 2, Comanche4, Delta Force Extreme, Doom 3, Far Cry, Lego Starwars, Pariah, Quake 3, Scar, Scrapland, Trackmania Sunrise, Tribes Vengeance, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2004, Warhammer 40K Dawn of War and Xpand Rally for a very comprehensive range of software.
AMD ATHLON64 PROCESSOR FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
You live at the forefront of technology, and you won't settle for less from your favorite software. That's why AMD is proud to bring you the AMD Athlon 64 processor, with AMD64 technology for dramatically higher performance and built-in support for future 64-bit applications even running 32- and 64-bit software at the same time. Maximize system efficiency and stay ahead of the curve with the technically superior PC processor, packed with advances such as HyperTransport technology and an integrated DDR memory controller. Whether it is for business, school or play, with the AMD Athlon 64 processor, you can address your current and future computing needs.
Get powerful performance for your unique digital experience. It’s not just about email, Web browsing and word processing anymore. The AMD Athlon 64 processor give you leading performance to go wherever your digital world takes you.
Maximize system efficiency and stay ahead of the curve with the technically superior PC processor, with advances such as HyperTransport technology, an integrated DDR memory controller, Cool'n'Quiet Technology and Enhanced Virus Protection for Microsoft Windows XP SP2*. Whether it is for business, school or play, with the AMD Athlon 64 processor, you can address your current and future needs.
AMD Athlon 64 Processor Product Brief
The AMD Athlon 64 processor is the first Windows compatible 64 bit PC processor. The AMD Athlon 64 processor runs on AMD64 technology, a revolutionary technology that allows the processor to run 32-bit applications at full speed while enabling a new generation of powerful 64-bit software applications. Advanced 64-bit operating systems designed for the AMD64 platform from Microsoft, Red Hat, SuSE, and TurboLinux have already been announced.
With the introduction of the AMD Athlon 64 processor, AMD provides customers a solution that can address their current and future computing needs. As the first desktop PC processor to run on the AMD64 platform, the AMD Athlon 64 processor helps ensure superior performance on today’s software with readiness for the coming wave of 64-bit computing. With AMD64 technology, customers can embrace the new capabilities of 64-bit computing on their own terms and achieve compatibility with existing software and operating systems.
Enhanced Virus Protection with Windows XP Service Pack 2
With a unique combination of hardware and software technologies that offer you an added layer of protection, certain types of viruses don't stand a chance. The AMD Athlon 64 processor features Enhanced Virus Protection, when support by the OS*, and can help protect against viruses, worms, and other malicious attacks. When combined with protective software, Enhanced Virus Protection is part of a security solution that keeps your information safer.
Industry-leading performance for today’s software
It 's not just about email, Web browsing and word processing anymore. The AMD Athlon 64 processor gives you full-throttle performance to go wherever your digital world takes you. Whether you're watching videos, ripping and playing music, or playing games, AMD64 performance helps you to fully enjoy any multimedia experience with a “you are there” reality. The revolutionary architecture of the AMD Athlon 64 processor enables industry-leading performance to help maximize productivity and deliver a true-to-life digital entertainment experience. HyperTransport technology can increase overall system performance by removing I/O bottlenecks, increasing system bandwidth, and reducing system latency. A fully integrated DDR memory controller helps speed access to memory by offering the processor a direct connection to the main memory. As a result, end users can enjoy quicker application loading and application performance.
With 3DNow! Professional technology and support for SSE3, the AMD Athlon 64 processor has more ways to accelerate multimedia applications, enabling stellar performance when working with audio, video, and photography software. For a superior experience with high-speed Internet, the AMD Athlon 64 processor combines high-speed memory access and I/O connectivity to help ensure that end users can fully take advantage of a broadband connection to streaming video and audio, and a riveting online gaming experience.
Ready for the 64-bit future
The AMD Athlon 64 processor is designed for people who want to stay at the forefront of technology and for those who depend on their PCs to keep them connected, informed, and entertained. Systems based on AMD Athlon 64 processors are able to deliver leading-edge performance for demanding productivity and entertainment software today and in the future.
With AMD64 technology, the AMD Athlon 64 processor is fully compatible with existing software, while enabling a seamless transition to 64-bit applications. Both 32- and 64-bit applications can run virtually simultaneously and transparently on the same platform. AMD64 technology enables new, cinematic computing experiences and capabilities, in addition to increased performance. AMD64 technology allows end users to take advantage of new innovations such as real-time encryption, more life-like games, accurate speech interfaces, cinema-quality graphic effects, and easy-to-use video and audio editing.
Protect investments with a technically superior PC processor
The AMD Athlon 64 is the world’s most technically advanced PC processor and the first Windows compatible 64-bit PC processor. Advanced technologies in the AMD Athlon 64 processor include:
AMD64 technology which doubles the number of processor registers and dramatically increases the system memory addressability. Enhanced multimedia instructions support including 3DNow! Professional technology and SSE2/3. With up to a 2000 MHz system bus using HyperTransport technology with up to 14.4 GB/sec total processor-to-system bandwidth. An integrated memory controller with peak memory bandwidth of up to 6.4 GB/sec, supporting PC3200, PC2700, PC2100, or PC1600 DDR SDRAM. Native execution of 32-bit software, allowing today’s PC software to provide leading-edge performance while enabling a seamless migration to 64-bit software. The combination of these innovations and features provides customers with performance they need along with tremendous flexibility.
Purchase with confidence
The AMD Athlon 64 processor is the only industry standard x86 processor with the ability to move beyond the limits of 32-bit. The AMD Athlon 64 processor is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and tens of thousands of PC applications that people around the world use every day. The award-winning AMD Athlon XP processor won over 100 industry accolades and was the first 1GHz PC processor. Now, the AMD Athlon 64 processor reaches a new milestone by building a path to 64-bit computing for millions of PC users.
Founded in 1969, AMD has shipped more than 300 million PC processors worldwide. Customers can depend on the AMD Athlon 64 processor and AMD for compatibility and reliability. AMD processors undergo extensive testing to help ensure compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, as well as Linux and other PC operating systems. AMD works collaboratively with Microsoft and other partners to achieve compatibility of AMD processors and to expand the capability of software and hardware products leveraging AMD64 technology. AMD conducts rigorous research, development, and validation to help ensure the continued integrity and performance of its products.
AMD ATHLON64 3400