Socket T Arrives & Comes With A Plethora Of Goodie

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Synthetic Testing:

FutureMark; 3dmark2001 SE, Build 330:

Results: The AMD Athlon 64 3800+ shows some muscle on 3dmark2001 and is 1,000 points ahead of the new Intel 560 platform.

Massive Development; AquaMark3:

The AquaMark3 executes a complete state-of-the-art game engine and generates 3D scenes designed to make the same demands on hardware as a modern game. The utilized game engine, the krass™ Engine, has been used in Aquanox and AquaNox 2: Revelation as well as in the upcoming RTS Spellforce by Phenomic Game Development. AquaMark3 utilizes recent hardware features of the new DirectX 9 API, such as PixelShader 2.0, while staying fully backward compatible to DirectX 8 and 7 graphics hardware.

Results: The AMD Athlon 64 3800+ and the "old" Intel Northwood (3.4 C) lead the pack for CPU rating when run on Aquamark3.

SuperPi 1.1e :

SuperPi calculates the number Pi in this raw number crunching benchmark. The benchmark is fairly diverse and allows the user to change the number of digits of Pi that can be calculated. In this benchmark we ran SuperPi to 4 million places.

Results: SuperPi turned out to be a head to head battle for the Intel 560 and the AMD Athlon 64 3800+. Only a two second difference seperated the processors, which is not a significant difference.

Let’s move on to some more benchmarks.

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