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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

XPAND RALLY

AMD ATHLON XP 320062
AMD ATHLON XP 250052 (-16%)
AMD SEMPRON 220041 (-34%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "It appears that Xpand Rally favours a strong processor and the Athlon XP 3200 outperforms the Athlon XP 2500 by 16% and the Sempron 2200 by 34%."

SCRAPLAND

AMD ATHLON XP 3200106
AMD ATHLON XP 250092 (-13%)
AMD SEMPRON 220073 (-31%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "The Athlon XP 3200 outperforms the slower clocked Athlon XP 2500 by 13% and the Sempron 2200 by 31%."

UT2004

AMD ATHLON XP 3200101
AMD ATHLON XP 250088 (-13%)
AMD SEMPRON 220070 (-31%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "When using the popular game Unreal Tournament 2004 the Athlon XP 3200 offers 13% more performance than the Athlon XP 2500 and 31% more performance compared to the Sempron 2200."

SERIOUS SAM

AMD ATHLON XP 3200160
AMD ATHLON XP 2500145 (-9%)
AMD SEMPRON 2200123 (-23%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Serious Sam the Second Encounter is a fast paced action shoot em up where you need very good performance and the Athlon XP 3200 delivers 9% more performance over the Athlon XP 2500 and 23% more performance over the Sempron 2200."

QUAKE 3

AMD ATHLON XP 3200290
AMD ATHLON XP 2500255 (-12%)
AMD SEMPRON 2200221 (-24%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "We are now using the classic game Quake 3 and the Athlon XP 3200 delivers 12% more performance than the Athlon XP 2500 and 24% more performance than the Sempron 2200."

FINAL CONCLUSION

TOTAL SYNTHETIC PERFORMANCE

AMD ATHLON XP 3200106486
AMD ATHLON XP 250089263 (-16%)
AMD SEMPRON 220074504 (-30%)

TOTAL GAME PERFORMANCE

AMD ATHLON XP 32001007
AMD ATHLON XP 2500878 (-13%)
AMD SEMPRON 2200726 (-28%)

TOTAL PERFORMANCE

AMD ATHLON XP 3200107493
AMD ATHLON XP 250090141 (-16%)
AMD SEMPRON 220075230 (-30%)

ATHLON XP 3200 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "It was an interesting result with all of the processors showing what great performance Athlon XP and Sempron can offer. However there can be only one winner and the Athlon XP 3200 with it's big speed advantage was 16% faster overall than the Athlon XP 2500 and 30% faster than the Sempron 2200. If you remember at the start of this review we wanted to see atleast a 14% speed advantage over the Athlon XP 2500 and 34% over the Sempron 2200. The Athlon XP 3200 is over 14% faster than the Athlon XP 2500 overall but the Athlon XP 3200 was NOT over 34% faster than the Sempron 2200 overall which was a big surprise. The final conclusion is that with the Athlon XP 3200 you will need a much faster video card than the one we used to really show it's power!"

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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