CPU: AMD 2.4GHz FX-53 VS Intel 3.4GHz XE :: Setup and Systems

03-18-2004 · Category: Hardware - Processors

By Doc Overclock

There is no way to completely test the AMD and Intel platforms in an apple to apple test bed as they both use their respected technologies and designs, but the way I see it using the best of both camps products is as close as it gets in this arena. The only real difference is in the memory as the FX series uses only registered memory while the P4 platform does not support registered but on ECC type RAM. Installing either CPU was a simple task of a little thermal paste a quick insertion of the chip, pull the lever down securing the CPU to the ZIF Socket and then connect the heatsink/fan.

AMD Test System

  • Motherboard: ASUS SK8N
  • CPU: Athlon 64 FX-51/53 2.2-2.4GHz
  • Cooling: Cooler Master Jet-6
  • Memory: 512MB 2X 256 MB Registered ECC Kingston DDR400 CAS 2.0
  • Hard Drive: 34GB Western Digital Raptor (10,000RPM, 8MB cache)
  • VGA: Crucial 128MB RADEON 9700 Pro
  • DVD: AOpen 16X IDE

Intel Test System

  • Motherboard: ABIT IC7 MAX-3
  • CPU: Intel XE 3.2GHz/3.4GHz
  • Cooling: Scythe Kamazaze
  • Memory: 512MB 2X 256 MB Crucial DDR400 CAS 2.0
  • Hard Drive: 34GB Western Digital Raptor (10,000RPM, 8MB cache)
  • VGA: Crucial 128MB RADEON 9700 Pro
  • DVD: AOpen 16X IDE

Software

  • SYSmark2002
  • SYSmark2004
  • PCmark2004
  • 3Dmark 2001 SE Build 330
  • 3Dmark 2003
  • UT2003
  • SpecView 7.1.1
  • Quake 3