Overclocking the AMD Athlon X2 3800+ ProcessorFri, Sep 02, 2005 - 12:00 AM
Benchmarking Results continued
ScienceMark 2.0 Final:
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. Lower results (time in seconds) represent better performance. All of our testing was completed on the 32 Bit Final benchmark version that is dated March 21, 2005.
Super Pi is a program a lot of enthusiasts use to benchmark overall system performance, as the program is capable of calculating pi up to 33.55 million digits on a timer. Many overclockers and enthusiasts are in a battle to get the lowest 1M Super Pi time possible
Doom 3 is one of the most system taxing games available. Its popularity also makes it a great choice for system benchmarking. I like to use Time Demo 1 with resolution set to 1024×768 with detail set to High.
Far Cry- Volcano
Far Cry is another super popular FPS title that seriously taxes your systems graphics. HardwareOC developed this specialized benchmarking utility that automatically runs the test twice and averages out the score. V 1.41 was used here, with a resolution of 1024×768 and detail levels set to High.
While its clear memory has an impact on any benchmark, its still nice to see the $354 X2 3800+ put up good numbers at stock speed, and great numbers while overclocked. The 3800+ running at 4800+ speeds (2.4GHz) showed to be a great value when compared against a processor $700 more.
When overclocked to 2.7GHz, which wasn’t a terribly difficult overclock, yet something I wouldn’t recommend 24/7 on air, the 3800+ simply smoked.