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Tuesday, September 21, 2004
AMD Athlon 64 3800+

3. System Specifications

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ - Page 3

Here's a list of what we used to test the 3800+ processor:

System Specifications:
CPU: AMD 3800+(2.4GHz)CPU
Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu
Motherboard: A8V Deluxe
Power supply: Levicom 500 Watt
Memory: 2x OCZ DDR-SDRAM PC3200 – 512 MB (dual channel)
VGA: Sapphire 9800pro
Hard Disk Drive: WD800JD 80GB 7200RPM
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2 & Windows XP x64 Edition SP1
Drivers: 4.8 Catalyst & 64-bit Catalyst beta
DirectX: v9.0b

Benchmarks & Applications used

  • Sisoft Sandra 2004
  • Prime95
  • PcMark04
  • DVD Shrink 3.2
  • 3DMark03
  • Far cry v1.1
  • Unreal Tournament 2004
  • CPU-Z

As we mentioned earlier, apart from the recently released Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, we used a Windows XP 64-bit edition beta, or as Microsoft likes to call it, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Customer Preview, to test our hardware. We were hoping to see a few improvements or changes but it seems not much has changed after all. For the tests we installed a beta version of the 64-bit ATI Catalyst drivers. We were pleasantly surprised to discover than not only the drivers are quite stable, but also on some benchmarks, we even got better results from the 32-bit platform. Of course, we noticed some minor bugs, especially in the 2-D acceleration area, but after all, it's still a beta version, isn't it?




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