AMD Athlon 64 3800+ and FX-53: The First 939 CPUsby Derek Wilson on June 1, 2004 12:30 AM EST
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The AMD parts announced today still don't have the umph to push past the P4 EE 3.4 GHz processor in its favored benchmark: encoding. The socket 939 parts do a solid job of raising the bar a little bit higher for AMD this time around. All of these numbers make sense based on their performance rating, as equivalently clocked versions of the 939 platform show that the dual channel unbuffered memory controller adds a slight, but consistent, boost in performance to the Athlon 64 line.