Gaming Performance

Gaming performance is, currently, highly based on single-threaded performance and thus, we see no benefit from dual core. The thing to keep in mind here is that AMD's dual core solutions are closer to their fastest single core offerings in clock speed, so they end up performing more like their Athlon 64 counterparts in games - which has always been quite strong.

Doom 3

Doom 3

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 1.01 - Avg Fps

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 1.01 - Min Fps

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 1.01 - Max Fps

Half Life 2

Half Life 2 - at_c17_12

Halo

Halo 1.05

Unreal Tournament 2004

Unreal Tournament 2004

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory


Audio/Video Encoding 3D Rendering
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  • Ender17 - Monday, May 9, 2005 - link

    Would have been nice to have a 2.8GHz Pentium D so you could get a sense of how the Intel chips scaled with an increase in the clock speed. Reply
  • RadeonGuy - Monday, May 9, 2005 - link

    Great Article Anand

    very depthful
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  • ashegam - Monday, May 9, 2005 - link

    I'm having a woodygasm :) Reply
  • nourdmrolNMT1 - Monday, May 9, 2005 - link

    looks very promising

    MIKE
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  • potato pc - Sunday, October 20, 2019 - link

    I just looked into this article because my destkop in 2019 on windows 10 has it.

    man its insane how dual cores were powerful at this time.
    Reply
  • brug69 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - link

    so crazy that this was 15 years ago, and yall never had a clue that there would ever be 64 core processors today... Reply
  • DARK_BG - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - link

    Hah I was reading this review 15 years ago and with their prices back then I was only dreaming about the 1024kb dual core ones :) Well I took it 3 years later second hand Athlon 64X2 4800+ :D Still working on Asus A8N-E with a ATI HD4850 now used by my grandfather just to read the news :) Reply

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