AMD's Athlon 64 3400+: Death of the FX-51by Anand Lal Shimpi on January 6, 2004 4:35 AM EST
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Business Application Performance
The Athlon 64 3400+ offers performance virtually identical to that of the FX51, with the FX actually trailing behind it by a statistically insignificant amount in this test. As we've seen before, the added memory bandwidth of the FX does not translate into real world performance improvements.
Content Creation Performance
The Athlon 64 3400+ is hot on the trails of the FX51, and the Newcastle is hot on the trails of the 3200+. What's most interesting is that even the mighty Extreme Edition isn't able to dethrone the mainstream Athlon 64.