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Product: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Processor
Company: AMD
Website: http://www.amd.com
Estimated Street Price: $696
Review By: Byron Hinson

Installation

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Setup and Components
3: Installation
4: SiSoft Sandra
5: Windows Performance
6: Windows Vista
7: Half Life 2: Lost Coast
8: Doom 3
9: F.E.A.R.
10: 3D Mark 2006
11: PC Mark 2005

12: Conclusion

Installation of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor was very easy to do, the processor itself was already set on the motherboard when I started, all that was left to me was to install a new heatsink, place the memory on the board and then connect up the hard drive and the DVD-RW drive. This took a short amount of time thanks to the excellent Antec case we were using that gave us a good amount of space to work with. Installation was easy, we installed Windows XP Pro with SP2, this was via MSDN so it was all just one quick install, the installation itself was very fast indeed, I was stunned by how quickly Windows XP installed. Windows straight away detected that we were using a Dual-Core processor (checked via Task Manager), but we went ahead and installed AMD's latest driver to make sure everything would run as well as possible.

For most of our benchmarks, unless noted, we are not using the cool and quiet software that AMD provide. This was simply because it can sometimes hamper some of the hard core tests that we run, but don't get us wrong, its well worth installing for general end-users.

Here is a full run down of what we have inside our system and on the motherboard thanks to CPU-Z

 
CPU#1 APIC ID = 0
Name AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Code Name Windsor
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
Family / Model / Stepping F B 2
Extended Family / Model F 4B
Brand ID 4
Package Socket AM2
Core Stepping BH-F2
Technology 90 nm
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
CPU Clock Speed 2612.1 MHz
Clock multiplier x 13.0
HTT Bus Frequency 200.9 MHz
L1 Data Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 2612.1 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 128 bits
 
CPU#2 APIC ID = 1
Name AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Code Name Windsor
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
Family / Model / Stepping F B 2
Extended Family / Model F 4B
Brand ID 4
Package Socket AM2
Core Stepping BH-F2
Technology 90 nm
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, Extended MMX, 3DNow!, Extended 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
CPU Clock Speed 2612.1 MHz
Clock multiplier x 13.0
HTT Bus Frequency 200.9 MHz
L1 Data Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Instruction Cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 2612.1 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 128 bits
 
Mainboard and chipset  
Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Motherboard model M2N32-SLI DELUXE, 1.XX
BIOS vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS revision ASUS M2N32-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 0117
BIOS release date 04/18/2006
Chipset nVidia C51XE rev. A2
Southbridge nVidia nForce 590 MCP rev. A2
Sensor chip ITE 8716
 
Memory  
DRAM Type DDR2-SDRAM
DRAM Size 1024 MBytes
DRAM Frequency 373.2 MHz
FSB:DRAM CPU/7
CAS# Latency 4.0 clocks
RAS# to CAS# 4 clocks
RAS# Precharge 4 clocks
Cycle Time (TRAS) 12 clocks
Bank Cycle Time (TRC) 23 clocks
Command Rate 2T
# of memory modules 2
Module 0 Corsair DDR2 PC6400 - 512 MBytes
Module 1 Corsair DDR2 PC6400 - 512 MBytes

 

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