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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

SCIENCE MARK 2

MOLECULAR DYNAMICS (LOWER IS BETTER)

AMD ATHLON64 300093
AMD SEMPRON 310096

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "This time a lower score is better and the Athlon64 3000 outperforms the Sempron 3100 by 4%."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

PROCESSOR ALU DHRYSTONE

AMD ATHLON64 30008010
AMD SEMPRON 31008217

PROCESSOR FPU WHETSTONE

AMD ATHLON64 30003700
AMD SEMPRON 31003800

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "The Sempron 3100 with it's slightly higher clock speed compared to the Athlon64 3000 wins both of these tests by 3%."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

MULTI-MEDIA INTEGER

AMD ATHLON64 300017004
AMD SEMPRON 310017064

MULTI-MEDIA FLOATING POINT

AMD ATHLON64 300018272
AMD SEMPRON 310018425

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "The Athlon64 3000 and Sempron 3100 both perform within 1% of each other, however the Sempron 3100 marginally outperforms the Athlon64 3000."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

MEMORY BANDWIDTH INTEGER

AMD ATHLON64 30004978
AMD SEMPRON 31003021

MEMORY BANDWIDTH FLOATING POINT

AMD ATHLON64 30004927
AMD SEMPRON 31003022

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "One of the main benefits the Athlon64 3000 has over the Sempron 3100 is it's use of a dual channel memory controller. The Athlon64 3000 stomps on the Sempron 3100 and offers 40% more bandwidth."

SUPER PI BENCHMARK

4MB (LOWER IS BETTER)

AMD ATHLON64 3000229
AMD SEMPRON 3100247

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "Once again a lower score is better and the Athlon64 3000 outperforms the Sempron 3100 by 8%."

AMD ATHLON64 3000

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PAGE 3 SCIENCE MARK 2, SISOFTWARE SANDRA AND SUPER PI
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