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LinuxHardware: Battle of the High-End CPUs

Jul 12, 2005, 16:45 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Augustus for this link. ]

"In this review, we're taking a look at three processors each from AMD and Intel. What we chose to look at is each manufacturer's top enthusiast CPU, their top dual-core CPU, and their top mainstream CPU. On AMD's side this equals the Athlon 64 FX-57, Athlon 64 4800+, and Athlon 64 4000+ respectively. On Intel's side this equals the Pentium Extreme Edition 840, Pentium D 840, and Pentium 4 670 respectively.

"AMD's FX-57 is the top-of-the-line in terms of single-core AMD processors. The FX-57 operates at 2.8GHz and has 1MB of L2 cache. Like the previous FX-series processors, the FX-57 is multiplier unlocked for the enthusiasts who want full control over the processor's clock speed. The FX-57 uses the latest core, codenamed 'San Diego,' which is a 90nm SOI part with an enhanced memory controller and SSE3 support..."

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