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AMD ATHLON XP 3200, AMD ATHLON XP 2500 AND AMD SEMPRON 2200

"AMD Athlon XP 3200 review also features AMD Athlon XP 2500 and AMD Sempron 2200. In this review we will be featuring numerous benchmarks such as 3dmark 2005, Nvidia Dawn, Half Life 2, Doom 3, Tribes Vengeance, Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War, Xpand Rally, Scrapland, Unreal Tournament 2004, Serious Sam and Quake 3."

AMD ATHLON XP 3200 AND ATHLON 2500

"AMD Athlon XP processor model 10 features a seventh-generation microarchitecture with an integrated, exclusive L2 cache, which supports the growing processor and system bandwidth requirements of emerging software, graphics, I/O, and memory technologies. The high-speed execution core of AMD Athlon XP processor model 10 includes multiple x86 instruction decoders, a dual-ported 128-Kbyte split level-one (L1) cache, an exclusive 512-Kbyte L2 cache, three independent integer pipelines, three address calculation pipelines, and a superscalar, fully pipelined, out-of-order, three-way floating-point engine. The floating-point engine is capable of delivering outstanding performance on numerically complex applications."

AMD SEMPRON 2200

"AMD Sempron processor model 10 delivers the integer, floating-point, and 3D multimedia performance for highly demanding applications running on x86 system platforms. AMD Sempron processor model 10 delivers compelling performance for cutting-edge software applications that include high-speed Internet capability, digital content creation, digital photo editing, digital video, image compression, video encoding for streaming over the Internet, soft DVD, commercial 3D modeling, workstation-class computer-aided design (CAD), commercial desktop publishing, and speech recognition. AMD Sempron processor model 10 also offers the scalability and reliability that IT managers and business users require for enterprise computing."


PROCESSOR CODE NAME L2 CACHE FSB CPU SPEED MMX 3DNOW SSE
ATHLON XP 3200 BARTON 512K 200 2200 YES YES YES
ATHLON XP 2500 BARTON 512K 166 1836 YES YES YES
SEMPRON 2200 THOROUGHBRED 256K 166 1500 YES YES YES
PROCESSOR CODE NAME L2 CACHE FSB CPU SPEED MMX 3DNOW SSE

COMMENT "The Athlon XP 3200 is a powerful processor offering MMX, 3Dnow, SSE support and operates at 2200 Mhz. The Athlon XP 2500 is the cheaper mainstream version of the Athlon XP Barton running 364 Mhz slower than the Athlon XP 3200 and using a 166 Mhz FSB unlike the 200 Mhz FSB of the Athlon XP 3200. We have included the Sempron 2200 to show the power of the Athlon XP range, the Sempron 2200 is 700 Mhz slower than the Athlon XP 3200 and 336 Mhz slower than the Athlon XP 2500. In real terms the Athlon XP 3200 should be atleast 14% faster than the Athlon XP 2500 and 34% faster than the Sempron 2200 for the Athlon XP 3200 to be good value for money!"

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD ATHLON XP 3200
AMD ATHLON XP 2500
AMD SEMPRON 2200
VIDEO CARD MSI GEFORCE 6600 GT
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v67.66
MOTHERBOARD ASROCK K7S8XE+
MEMORY 2 x 1GB OCUK PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

PROCESSOR ALU DHRYSTONE

AMD ATHLON XP 32009010
AMD ATHLON XP 25007471 (-18%)
AMD SEMPRON 22006154 (-32%)

PROCESSOR FPU DHRYSTONE

AMD ATHLON XP 32003550
AMD ATHLON XP 25002947 (-17%)
AMD SEMPRON 22002387 (-33%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "The Athlon XP 3200 puts in a good performance clearly beating the Athlon XP 2500 by 18% and the Sempron 2200 by 33%."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

MULTI-MEDIA INTEGER

AMD ATHLON XP 320020665
AMD ATHLON XP 250017079 (-18%)
AMD SEMPRON 220013889 (-33%)

MULTI-MEDIA FLOATING POINT

AMD ATHLON XP 320022065
AMD ATHLON XP 250018312 (-18%)
AMD SEMPRON 220014806 (-33%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "The Athlon XP 3200 puts in an even better performance with SiSoftware Sandra 2005 when using the Multi-Media benchmarks. The Athlon XP 3200 beats the Athlon XP 2500 by 18% and the Sempron 2200 by 33%."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

MEMORY BANDWIDTH INTEGER

AMD ATHLON XP 32002731
AMD ATHLON XP 25002355 (-14%)
AMD SEMPRON 22002278 (-17%)

MEMORY BANDWIDTH FLOATING POINT

AMD ATHLON XP 32002552
AMD ATHLON XP 25002207 (-14%)
AMD SEMPRON 22002090 (-19%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Notice how the Athlon XP 3200 is clearly ahead of the Athlon XP 2500 and Sempron 2200 which is due to it's use of the 200 Mhz Front Side Bus. The Athlon XP 2500 and Sempron 2200 both use the slower 166 Mhz Front Side Bus which limits their memory performance with this benchmark."

INDEX
PAGE 1 SYSTEM INFORMATION AND SISOFTWARE SANDRA
PAGE 2 CPU BENCH 2003
PAGE 3 META BENCH, SCIENCE MARK, DAWN AND 3DMARK 2005
PAGE 4 HALF LIFE 2, DOOM 3, TRIBES AND DAWN OF WAR
PAGE 5 XPAND RALLY, SCRAPLAND, UT2004 AND QUAKE3

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