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Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor Review

Author: Ryan Shrout
Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
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The testing platforms for the Athlon 64 FX-51 processor are a bit different than our previous processor reviews. The AMD-supplied test bed for the Athlon 64 FX-51 processor comprised of the following:





AMD Supplied Athlon 64 FX Test System Setup


CPU

1 x Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor @ 2.2 GHz


Motherboards

Asus SK8N nForce3 Pro-150


Chipset Drivers

NVIDIA Platform 2.65


Memory

2 x 512MB Legacy Registered DDR400 DDR DRAM


Hard Drive

2x SATA WD Raptor Drives @ RAID 0


Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra


Video Drivers

Detonator 51.75


Operating System

Windows XP w/ Service Pack 1




I did run the benchmarks on this setup directly, but decided to make a slight change in hard drive for comparison to the other platforms I was testing. I ran the tests on the P4 and Athlon XP setup with a Western Digital 8MB cache IDE hard drive, and also on the Athlon 64 FX-51 platform. You will see both results reported in our graphs, but keep in mind the SATA RAID configuration give inflates that setup’s scores.


The IDE configurations are included below:





Athlon 64 FX Test System Setup


CPU

1 x Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor @ 2.2 GHz


Motherboards

Asus SK8N nForce3 Pro-150


Chipset Drivers

NVIDIA Platform 2.65


Memory

2 x 512MB Legacy Registered DDR400 DDR DRAM


Hard Drive

80 GB 7200 RPM IBM EIDE


Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra


Video Drivers

Detonator 51.75


Operating System

Windows XP w/ Service Pack 1






Intel Pentium 4 Test System Setup


CPU

1 x Intel P4 3.2 GHz


Motherboards

Chaintech 9CJS 875 Canterwood


Chipset Drivers

Intel INF 1003


Memory

2 x 512MB Corsair Micro DDR DRAM


Hard Drive

80 GB 7200 RPM IBM EIDE


Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra


Video Drivers

Detonator 51.75


Operating System

Windows XP w/ Service Pack 1






Athon XP Test System Setup


CPU

1 x Athlon XP 3200+ GHz @ 2.2 GHz


Motherboards

Abit NF7-S nForce2 Ultra 400


Chipset Drivers

NVIDIA Platform 2.65


Memory

2 x 512MB Corsair Micro DDR DRAM


Hard Drive

80 GB 7200 RPM IBM EIDE


Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra


Video Drivers

Detonator 51.75


Operating System

Windows XP w/ Service Pack 1



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