$185 Gaming CPU’s: AMD 5600+ Versus Intel E6300

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Test Systems

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 2 and DirectX 9.0c. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. All of the modules were run in dual channel mode! The memory on the Intel and AMD test platforms with DDR2 memory was run with Corsair PC2-10000C5 memory running 4GB at 4-4-4-12 2T timings at 800MHz. The XFX GeForce 8800GTX video card used 97.94 public drivers.

The actual AMD test system:

AMD Test Platform

The AMD Socket AM2 Test Platform Specifics:

AMD Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ AM2

Motherboard

DFI NF590 SLI-M2R/G

Memory

4GB Corsair PC2-10000C5

Video Card

XFX GeForce 8800GTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Zalman

Power Supply

Corsair 620W

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

The AMD Socket AM2 Test Platform CPU-Z Screen Shots:

AMD Test Platform

The actual Intel test system:

Intel Test Platform

The Intel LGA775 Test Platform Specifics:

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

Motherboard

eVGA nForce 680i LT SLI

Memory

4GB Corsair PC2-10000C5

Video Card

XFX GeForce 8800 GTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Intel Reference Fan

Power Supply

Corsair 620HX

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

The Intel LGA775 Test Platform CPU-Z Screen Shots:

Intel Test Platform

Let’s move on and take a look at the testing!

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