AMD Athlon 64 FX-51

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Test System

Our Intel Test System:

  • Intel Pentium 4 3.2C 800MHz FSB (Intel ES unlocked Sample)
  • ABIT IC7-MAX3 Canterwood Motherboard
  • 1GB Kingston HyperX PC3500 @ 2-6-3-2
  • NVIDIA FX 5900 Ultra 256mb
  • Thermalright SLK-900U w/80cfm Delta (Air Cooled)
  • Raid 0 w/ two Western Digital Raptor WD360 36GB 10,000RPM Hard Drives
  • Antec TrueControl 550W Power Supply
  • ViewSonic E90fb Monitor
  • BeanTech Igloo8 Aluminum Case

Driver Versions:

  • NVIDIA Detonator 45.23
  • Intel® Application Accelerator RAID Edition 3.5.2
  • ABIT BIOS version 12

Our AMD Test System:

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 400MHz FSB Processor
  • ASUS SK8N nForce3 Motherboard
  • 1GB Legacy DDR400 ECC Registered Memory @ 2.5-5-3-3
  • NVIDIA FX 5900 Ultra 256mb
  • Thermaltake Venus 12 (Air Cooled)
  • Raid 0 w/ two Western Digital Raptor WD360 36GB 10,000RPM Hard Drives
  • Antec TrueControl 550W Power Supply
  • ViewSonic E90fb Monitor
  • BeanTech Igloo8 Aluminum Case

Driver Versions:

  • NVIDIA Detonator 45.23
  • ASUS BIOS version 1003-002

Testing Procedure :

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 1A and DirectX 9.0b. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. No overclocking was done on the video card durning any of this review. Our testing was done at 200×16 = 3.2GHz with H/T enabled on the Intel Processor and 200×11 = 2.2GHz on the AMD Processor. Please view the overclocking section for the overclocking details on the Athlon 64 FX-51 processor. We did disable the audio, USB, Firewire, and lan features if found in the BIOS menu for all the testing completed during this review.

Now for the results!

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