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Product: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor
Company: AMD
Estimated Street Price: 105/$200
Review By: Byron Hinson

Setup & Components

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: CineBench 9.5

12: Conclusion

For our AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor review we have stuck with the Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard (Shown below) which has the latest bios and 2GB of corsair DDR2 Memory. We went with what we still feel is the best memory you can get right now for this board in the form of Corsair's XMS2-8500 TwinX. Our graphics card is the enthusiast Connect 3D X1900 XT ATI based card which is about where most users will be running right now, but we are reviewing the CPU and not a graphics card. While we took some strain off of the CPU by adding the SoundBlaster X-Fi card. As with all our processor reviews, all processors were reviewed with identical hardware such as memory, soundcard, graphics card, hard drive etc.

  • Athlon 64 X2 6000+ AM2 Based Processor
  • Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe
  • Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-8500 TwinX
  • Connect 3D X1900 XT 512MB PCI-Express Graphics Card
  • 1-Samsung Spinpoint 250GB SP2504C SATA 8MB Cache Hard Drive
  • 1-Maxtor OneTouch II 250GB External Firewire/USB 2.0 16MB Cache Hard Drive
  • Sony Dual Layer DVD-RW DRU700A Drive
  • Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000
  • Antec 480 Watt NeoPower PSU
  • Apple 20" Anodized aluminum Cinema Display

We will still be covering many more AM2 based processors in the coming months but this is our starting block and various other AM2 based motherboards as well. The review will cover Windows performance (including Vista) along with benchmarks and information from a range of programs that many of our readers tend to use and play such as Half Life 2, Doom 3, 3D Mark 06 and PC Mark 05. The review takes place on clean installs of Windows Vista on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

The Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard - the best one out for AM2 based chips right now


Introduction Installation


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