$300 Gaming CPU’s: AMD 5000+ Versus Intel E6600

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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 PC2-6400C3 memory running 4GB at 3-4-3-9 2T timings at 800MHz. The ATI X1900XTX video card used CATALYST 6.6 public drivers.

AMD Test Platform

Here is the AMD Socket AM2 Test platform:

AMD Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

AMD Athlon 64 5000+ AMD

Motherboard

Foxconn C51XEM2AA

Memory

4GB Corsair PC2-6400C3

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

Thermaltake 750W

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

Intel Test Platform

Here is the Intel Test Platform:

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Motherboard

Intel D975XBX v304

Memory

4GB Corsair PC2-6400C3

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

Thermaltake 750W

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

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

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