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

"This 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."

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

META BENCH

OVERALL

AMD ATHLON XP 32003337
AMD ATHLON XP 25002810 (-16%)
AMD SEMPRON 22002331 (-30%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Meta Bench is a pure CPU benchmark and the Athlon XP 3200 beats the Athlon XP 2500 by 16% and Sempron 2200 by 30%."

REALSTORM 2004

OVERALL

AMD ATHLON XP 32003927
AMD ATHLON XP 25003373 (-14%)
AMD SEMPRON 22002857 (-27%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Realstorm is another benchmark which likes high clockspeed and the Athlon XP 3200 beats the Athlon XP 2500 by 15% and the Sempron 2200 by 27%."

SCIENCE MARK 2

MOLECULAR DYNAMICS (LOWER IS BETTER)

AMD ATHLON XP 320075
AMD ATHLON XP 250092 (-23%)
AMD SEMPRON 2200118 (-57%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Science Mark 2 favours processors with a high clockspeed and high level2 cache. The Athlon XP 3200 beats the Athlon XP 2500 by 23% and the Sempron 2200 by a massive 57%."

KRIBI BENCH

OFFICE

AMD ATHLON XP 320019
AMD ATHLON XP 250016 (-14%)
AMD SEMPRON 220012 (-35%)

JET SHADOW

AMD ATHLON XP 320020
AMD ATHLON XP 250016 (-17%)
AMD SEMPRON 220011 (-40%)

SPONGE

AMD ATHLON XP 320011
AMD ATHLON XP 25008 (-16%)
AMD SEMPRON 22006 (-34%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Kribi Bench is like Science Mark 2 so it was no surprise that the Athlon XP 3200 beat the Athlon XP 2500 by 17% and the Sempron 2200 by 40%."

NVIDIA DAWN BENCHMARK

AMD ATHLON XP 320064
AMD ATHLON XP 250060 (-6%)
AMD SEMPRON 220058 (-9%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Nvidia Dawn is a demonstrate for Nvidia video cards showing their graphical power which explains why all of the processors deliver very good performance."

3DMARK 2005

FINAL SCORE

AMD ATHLON XP 32003041
AMD ATHLON XP 25002640 (-13%)
AMD SEMPRON 22002275 (-25%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "We are now moving towards game rather than processor performance and the Athlon XP 3200 offers 13% more game performance than the Athlon XP 2500 and 25% more game performance compared to the Sempron 2200."

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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