AMD ATHLON64 3000 WITH SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 3870 PERFORMANCE
"AMD Athlon64 3000 and Athlon64 X2 4200 game performance with a Sapphire Radeon HD 3870. We are going to find out if Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 requires a powerful processor like the Athlon64 X2 4200 or if Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 will run well with even a 1.8 Ghz Athlon64 3000. We will be using various benchmarks to show processor and video card performance but in the main we will be using game benchmarks. These include Lost Planet, World in Conflict, Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, Crysis, Trackmania Nations Forever and Sins of a Solar Empire."
AMD ATHLON64 X2 4200 AND AMD ATHLON64 3000
"AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core puts the power of dual-core technology on the desktop. Dual-core processors contain two processing cores, residing on one chip, that perform calculations on two streams of data, thereby increasing efficiency and speed while running multiple programs and the new generation of multi-threaded software."
"For the end-user this means a significant increase in response and performance when running multiple applications simultaneously. AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor outperforms the highest-performing AMD Athlon 64 4000+ single-core processor on multi-tasking benchmarks by up to 30%."
"HyperTransport technology can increase overall system performance by removing I/O bottlenecks, increasing system bandwidth, and reducing system latency. A fully integrated DDR memory controller helps speed access to memory by offering the processor a direct connection to the main memory. As a result, end users can enjoy quicker application loading and extraordinary application performance."
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 3870
"Unshackle your PC's performance from the coin in your pocket as Sapphire HD 3870 liberates your inner gamer without compromising your wallet. Hard pressed to find a comparable product on the market for the price, Sapphire HD 3870 extinguishes all doubt that the Radeon HD 3870 core is a mid-range performing product. With features such as: DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 support, integrated HDMI and HDCP support for Blu-ray/HD DVD decoding and for the extreme enthusiast, CrossFire X support, Sapphire incarnation of the HD 3870 will own your imagination and accelerate your performance on the virtual battlefield of your desktop!"
"320 stream processing units, PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface, 256-bit GDDR4 memory interface, 512-bit Ring Bus Memory Controller, DirectX 10.1 support, ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology, ATI PowerPlay, ATI Avivo HD Video and Display Platform, Integrated HD audio controller with multi-channel (5.1) AC3 support and Up to 24x Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing (CFAA)."