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AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200

"Today we will be reviewing AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 processor which uses the Manchester core and we will compare it to AMD Athlon64 3500 Venice. Software used for testing was 3dmark 2006, Lost Planet Extreme Condition, X3 Reunion, Comanche4, Doom3, FarCry, Quake4 and Prey."

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER

SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200
AMD ATHLON64 3500
VIDEO CARD CONNECT3D RADEON X1950 PRO
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v7.7
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK 939 DUAL SATA 2
MEMORY 2 x 512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0C

3DMARK 2005

FINAL SCORE

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER9096
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE8655

CPU SCORE

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER5383
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE4789

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE

COMMENT "3dmark 2005 shows a small 5% increase in Final Score with AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 when compared to AMD Athlon64 3500. However AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 delivers a more impressive 11% increase in the CPU Score. This is probably due to 3dmark 2005 not making full use of Dual Core Technology."

3DMARK 2006

FINAL SCORE

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER5189
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE4367

CPU SCORE

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER1683
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE866

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE

COMMENT "3dmark 2006 is a more recent 3dmark benchmark and the results show that 3dmark 2006 makes full use of Dual Core. AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 outperforms AMD Athlon64 3500 by between 16% to 49% for a very impressive results."

LOST PLANET
EXTREME CONDITION

SNOW

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER68
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE51

CAVE

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER35
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE18

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE

COMMENT "Lost Planet Extreme Condition is the most modern game we have available for benchmarking and uses Dual Core Technology. This shows when AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 outperformed AMD Athlon64 3500 by 25% when using the Snow benchmark and by 49% when using the Cave benchmark for a VERY impressive result."

SUPREME COMMANDER

LOW QUALITY

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER81
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE69

HIGH QUALITY

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER47
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE36

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE

COMMENT "Supreme Commander is a very demanding game which makes good use of Dual Core Technology. This shows when AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 outperformed AMD Athlon64 3500 by 15% when using low quality settings and by 23% when using high quality settings."

X3 THE REUNION

SCENE 0

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER58
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE42

SCENE 1

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER30
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE22

SCENE 2

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER54
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE45

SCENE 3

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER48
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE42

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE

COMMENT "X3 Reunion also makes use of Dual Core Technology with AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 outperforming AMD Athlon64 3500 by 13% to 28%."

OTHER GAMES

COMANCHE 4

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER76
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE64

DOOM 3

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER120
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE104

FARCRY

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER186
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE179

PREY

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER187
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE185

QUAKE 4

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER139
AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE132

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 MANCHESTER AMD ATHLON64 3500 VENICE

COMMENT "We are now going to be using a collection of older game software which will probably not be using Dual Core. Comanche4 is the oldest game we have used and it was a surprice to see AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 outperform AMD Athlon64 3500 by 16%. Doom 3 shows a very decent 13% advantage for AMD Athlon64 X2 4200. Farcry is a small victory of 4% for AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 over AMD Athlon64 3500. Prey shows hardly any performance increase for AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 with it outperforming AMD Athlon64 3500 by 1% which is nothing. Quake4 allows AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 to increase it's advantage over AMD Athlon64 3500 to 5% which is still a small increase."

COMMENT "AMD Athlon64 X2 4200 Manchester delivers a great performance increase over AMD Athlon64 3500 when the software takes advantage of Dual Core Technology. Examples of Dual Core Compatible Software include Nuclearus Multi Core, PC Mark 2005 and 3dmark 2006. If games are your thing then most modern games software makes good use of Dual Core such as Lost Planet Extreme Condition and X3 Reunion."

AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200

PAGE 1 AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200
PAGE 2 SYSTEM INFORMATION AND CPU BENCH 2003
PAGE 3 CPU MARK 2, NUCLEARUS, PC MARK 2005 AND SUPER PI
PAGE 4 3DMARK 2005, 3DMARK 2006, DOOM 3, LOST PLANET, X3

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