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AMD ATHLON64 3000

"Today we are looking at AMD Athlon64 3000 Venice which is the budget processor for Socket 939. AMD Athlon64 3000 has some differences compared to the Sempron 3100 also featured in this review, the first difference is that the Athlon64 3000 is a full 64bit processor unlike the Sempron 3100 used in this review which has 64bit disabled, the second difference is that the Athlon64 3000 processor has a 512K Level 2 Cache while the Sempron 3100 has a 256K Level 2 Cache and the third difference is that the Athlon64 3000 has a dual channel memory controller."

AMD ATHLON64 3000

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 3000
AMD SEMPRON 3100
VIDEO CARD MSI GEFORCE 6600 GT
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v84.21 WHQL
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA2
GIGABYTE K8NS PRO
MEMORY 2 x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

3DMARK BENCHMARK

3DMARK 2001 SE

AMD ATHLON64 300016709
AMD SEMPRON 310015731

3DMARK 2003

AMD ATHLON64 30007725
AMD SEMPRON 31007610

3DMARK 2005

AMD ATHLON64 30003288
AMD SEMPRON 31003237

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "The Athlon64 3000 starts off strongly and outperforms the Sempron 3100 by 6% with 3dmark 2001 SE, 2% with 3dmark 2003 and 2% with 3dmark 2005. The reason for the small difference between the two processors when benchmarking with 3dmark 2003 and 3dmark 2005 is because they mostly test for video card performance and not processor performance."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

3DMARK 2001 SE

1024x768 Resolution
32Bit color
D3D Hardware T&L
Antialiasing Disabled
Double Frame Buffer
Compressed Texture Format
24Bit Z-Buffer Depth

3DMARK 2003

1024x768 Resolution
No Pixel Processing
Optimal Texture Filtering
4x Max Anisotropy
Optimal Vertex Shaders
No Repeat Tests
No Fixed Framerate

3DMARK 2005

1024x768 Resolution
No Anti-Aliasing
Optimal Filtering
HLSL VS Target 2_0
HLSL PS Target 2_0
No Fixed Framerate

3DMARK 2005 CPU SCORE

AMD ATHLON64 30004263
AMD SEMPRON 31003663

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "This is the only test within 3dmark 2005 which is designed to benchmark the processor. The Athlon64 3000 outperforms the Sempron 3100 by an impressive 15%."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

3DMARK 2005

1024x768 Resolution
No Anti-Aliasing
Optimal Filtering
HLSL VS Target 2_0
HLSL PS Target 2_0
No Fixed Framerate

CPU BENCH 2003

OVERALL

AMD ATHLON64 30007358
AMD SEMPRON 31006718

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "The Athlon64 3000 outperforms the Sempron 3100 by 9%."

KRIBI BENCH

OFFICE

AMD ATHLON64 300019.29
AMD SEMPRON 310018.4

JET SHADOW

AMD ATHLON64 300016.17
AMD SEMPRON 310016.83

SPONGE

AMD ATHLON64 30009.56
AMD SEMPRON 31009.58

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "Using Kribi Bench we see a mixed result, the Sempron 3100 is slightly faster at 1809 Mhz compared to 1800 Mhz of the Athlon64 3000 and this might explain why the Sempron 3100 wins two of the tests."

META BENCH

OVERALL

AMD ATHLON64 30003163
AMD SEMPRON 31003030

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "Things return to normal with Meta Bench and the Athlon64 3000 outperforms the Sempron 3100 by 5%."

REALSTORM 2004

OVERALL

AMD ATHLON64 30004623
AMD SEMPRON 31004350

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "The Athlon64 3000 outperforms the Sempron 3100 by 6%."

AMD ATHLON64 3000

PAGE 1 AMD ATHLON64 3000
PAGE 2 3DMARK 2001 TO 2005, CPU BENCH AND REAL STORM
PAGE 3 SCIENCE MARK 2, SISOFTWARE SANDRA AND SUPER PI
PAGE 4 GAMES SOFTWARE AND FINAL RESULT

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