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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

GAMES SOFTWARE

COMANCHE4

AMD ATHLON64 300060
AMD SEMPRON 310055

DOOM 3

AMD ATHLON64 3000108
AMD SEMPRON 310098

SCRAPLAND

AMD ATHLON64 3000137
AMD SEMPRON 3100136

TRIBES VENGENACE

AMD ATHLON64 3000122
AMD SEMPRON 3100115

UT 2004

AMD ATHLON64 3000131
AMD SEMPRON 3100117

WARHAMMER 40K- DAWN OF WAR

AMD ATHLON64 300092
AMD SEMPRON 310087

XPAND RALLY

AMD ATHLON64 300067
AMD SEMPRON 310060

AMD ATHLON64 3000 AMD SEMPRON 3100

COMMENT "Using games all tested using low quality settings and low resolution. The Athlon64 3000 should perform well using games software thanks to it's 512K Level2 Cache and Dual Channel Memory Controller. The Athlon 3000 outperforms the Sempron 3100 in every game tested, these included a performance increase of 9% with Comanche4, 17% with Doom 3, 1% with Scrapland, 6% with Tribes Vengeance, 11% with Unreal Tournament 2004, 6% with Warhammer Dawn of War and 11% with Xpand Rally."

CONCLUSION "The Athlon64 3000 Venice has a number of features not present with the Sempron 3100 or even the Socket 754 Athlon64. These benefits include an enhanced 90nm process with SSE3, better memory compatibility and lower operating temperature. The Athlon64 3000 performed well and outperformed the Sempron 3100 when using synthetic and games software. However I was left slightly disappointed with the Athlon64 3000 because I expected more, compared to the Sempron 3100 the Athlon64 3000 has twice the Level 2 Cache and an improved memory controller but these didn't really show very much of a performance increase. The Athlon64 3000 is 25% ($30) more expensive than the Sempron 3100 but the results don't show any great performance increase over the Sempron 3100 to justify it's price. The Athlon64 3000 is a good processor with good performance but if the Sempron 3100 was available for Socket 939 I would be hard pressed to recommend the Athlon64 3000!"

AMD ATHLON64 3000

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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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