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"Today we are reviewing the powerful AMD Athlon64 3500 Venice processor for Socket 939 which runs at 2.2Ghz, other processors featured include the Athlon64 3400 Newcastle 2.4Ghz Socket 754, Athlon64 3000 Venice 1.8Ghz Socket 939 and the Sempron 3400 Palermo 2.0Ghz Socket 754 processors. Software used was Quake 3, Tribes Vengeance and UT2004 etc."

AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE

ATHLON64 3500

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 3500
AMD ATHLON64 3400
AMD ATHLON64 3000
AMD SEMPRON 3400
VIDEO CARD MSI GEFORCE 6600 GT
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v91.31
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA 2
MEMORY 2 x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0C

QUAKE 3

ATHLON64 3500484
ATHLON64 3400447
ATHLON64 3000423
SEMPRON 3400399

ATHLON64 3500 VENICE ATHLON64 3400 NEWCASTLE
ATHLON64 3000 VENICE SEMPRON 3400 PALERMO

COMMENT "DDR Memory Controller and Memory Bandwidth is especially important with games. The Athlon64 3500 beats the Athlon64 3400 by 8%."

TRIBES

ATHLON64 3500140
ATHLON64 3400144
ATHLON64 3000122
SEMPRON 3400116

ATHLON64 3500 VENICE ATHLON64 3400 NEWCASTLE
ATHLON64 3000 VENICE SEMPRON 3400 PALERMO

COMMENT "It appears that not all games require large amounts of memory bandwidth and the Athlon64 3400 beats the Athlon64 3500 by 3%."

UT 2004

ATHLON64 3500151
ATHLON64 3400148
ATHLON64 3000131
SEMPRON 3400123

ATHLON64 3500 VENICE ATHLON64 3400 NEWCASTLE
ATHLON64 3000 VENICE SEMPRON 3400 PALERMO

COMMENT "Once again the Athlon64 3500 has the edge and beats the Athlon64 3400 by a very small 2%."

WARHAMMER 40,000
DAWN OF WAR

ATHLON64 3500109
ATHLON64 3400111
ATHLON64 300092
SEMPRON 340081

ATHLON64 3500 VENICE ATHLON64 3400 NEWCASTLE
ATHLON64 3000 VENICE SEMPRON 3400 PALERMO

COMMENT "The Athlon64 3400 is able to outperform the Athlon64 3500 by 2%."

XPAND RALLY

ATHLON64 350085
ATHLON64 340077
ATHLON64 300067
SEMPRON 340072

ATHLON64 3500 VENICE ATHLON64 3400 NEWCASTLE
ATHLON64 3000 VENICE SEMPRON 3400 PALERMO

COMMENT "This is more like it and the Athlon64 3500 is able to outperform the Athlon64 3400 by 10%."

FINAL RESULT

ATHLON64 35000%
ATHLON64 3400-5%
ATHLON64 3000-14%
SEMPRON 3400-19%

ATHLON64 3500 VENICE ATHLON64 3400 NEWCASTLE
ATHLON64 3000 VENICE SEMPRON 3400 PALERMO

COMMENT "The performance difference between the Athlon64 3000 and Sempron 3400 is much clearer. Even though the Athlon64 3000 is 200Mhz slower than the Sempron 3400 the Athlon64 3000 has twice the L2 Cache of the Sempron 3400 and DDR Memory Controller which gives the Athlon64 3000 a boost in performance."
COMMENT "The final result shows that although the Athlon64 3500 is 200Mhz slower than the Athlon64 3400 in some cases the DDR Memory Controller found on the Athlon64 3500 was worth more than 200Mhz. However the result changed with each benchmark program we used, some programs favoured the extra 200Mhz found on the Athlon64 3400 while others favoured the DDR Memory Controller on the Athlon64 3500. Therefore we have to conclude that it was a draw between the Athlon64 3500 and Athlon64 3400!"

AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE

PAGE 1 AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE
PAGE 2 3DMARK 2005 AND CPU BENCH
PAGE 3 METABENCH, READSTORM, SCIENCE MARK 2 AND SUPER PI
PAGE 4 SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2007
PAGE 5 QUAKE 3, TRIBES, UT2004 AND FINAL RESULT

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