Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Socket AM2)
Posted on: 05/23/2006 05:00 AM

Test Systems and Workloads

I don't have much around the lab that has to do with single socket systems. The only real comparison that I could make here today is with a socket 939 Opteron 180. While it doesn't make for big graphs and manufacturer ego-stroking, it should be pretty interesting to see how the very similar platforms perform relative to each other.

We used the following versions of our test applications: <ul><li>SiSoft Sandra Lite 2007
<li>Black & Scholes Kernel (Optimized x64, custom VS2005 compile)
<li>Autodesk's 3ds Max 8.0
<li>Maxon's CINEBENCH 9.5 (x64)
<li>Sungard Adaptiv Credit Risk Analysis
<li>Pegasys' TMPGEnc Plus v2.524.63.181
<li>Futuremark's PCMark05</ul>All benchmark numbers presented were an average of three runs, except for 3ds Max which is listed as the highest of three runs.

Both test systems' desktops were set at 1024x768, 32bit color with a 75Hz refresh rate. "Optimized Defaults" were used in the BIOS on all machines. Memory timings were set to AMD/Corsair recommended settings for both systems.

With the exception of the Black & Scholes kernel, all of our testing methods are publicly available and easily reproducible. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the tests, feel free to discuss them in our forums.

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