We have made a very good report for you ready, we can not of course take us to test a Athlon 64, more accurately compare it against our top model Pentium 4 3GHz, many users have been looking forward to the release of the new Athlon and somehow their joy was somewhat dampened. what we can not understand 100%. On many sites of colleagues, the new Athlon 64 fairly well, although certainly not the technology and the right motherboard yet mature also, still no 64-bit software and games available to play to the advantages of the Athlon.
We were anxious to test the model for the 3200 + which is clocked at 2000 MHz real, the issue with the PR rating and know we know that the comparison is not always and certainly not true for all comparisons. The Athlon has always been a gaming CPU and much less focused on calculations and applications, that is why the Pentium 4 processors are also widely used because of their good and fast computation, but that was not always the case, we speak from experience.
As with the other models you can think of this chip for a particular name, the hammer ! This was built upon the empirical models of the past. The center was open with a heat spreader, protective cap covers as in P4. Advantage is that you can not destroy the radiator core assembly. In addition, the cooler is on a much larger area, since the core is usually only 1 cm ˛ in size, but the cooler itself account for 60 mm and more. With the spreader you have an area of more than 4 cm ˛ achieved. Those are things that one must first try, but should also correct for new models, if it does not work. We welcome the heat spreader in any case, since the method has been very successful at P4.
Furthermore, it has switched to a different format, that is, away from Socket A to Socket 754, the new Hammer needed when buying a new board, because he has more Pinus. which is not very happy most of the users, but is necessary for a change. Only this could increase the speed, as more data lines are available, a direct comparison to the older Athlon XP CPU is there more appropriate, since the numbers are not enough alone, even a difference of P4 is not interesting.
The frontside bus is also a topic of many incomprehensible, but this is easily explained, with the old Athlon XP one had a FSB of 133 or 166 MHz DDR that is, the final clock of the processor was 166x .. expected, the store also had to be the same clock, so that they can operate synchronously. Although it has had with the Athlon XP is already an FSB of 200 MHz, but this was no longer supported by the chipset her perfectly, even if it is 400 MHz memory used, the new Athlon 64 has supply of household from 200 FSB and was with the new 800 chipset, the K8N right to memory performance.