AMD’s Newest Speed King — FX-53Thu, Mar 18, 2004 - 9:00 AM
FutureMark; Bapco SYSmark2004:
SYSmark2004 provides an application-based benchmark that accurately reflects usage patterns for business users in the areas of Internet Content Creation and Office Productivity.
Results: The 3.4 Extreme Edition processor led the pack, but it was closely followed by the FX-53 and even the 3.2 E Prescott! .
ScienceMark 2.0 Beta:
Science Mark 2.0 is an attempt to put the truth behind benchmarking. In an attempt to model real world demands and performance, ScienceMark 2.0 is a suite of high-performance benchmarks that realistically stress system performance without architectural bias. For the Memory Testing, higher numbers represent better performance. On the remaining tests, lower seconds represent better performance.
Primordia “calculates the Quantum Mechanical Hartree-Fock Orbitals for each electron in any element of the periodic table.” We ran the benchmark on default using Argon as our element.
Results: A significant improvement was noted in ScienceMark 2 in both tests run. The additional 200MHz in the FX-53 helped make it ~39 seconds faster than the FX-51 and 51 seconds faster than the Intel 3.4 EE in the Primordia benchmark.