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AMD 64 vs Pentium 4 Processors: AMD Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX vs. Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition CPU

  • AMD Athlon 64 Processor:

    Features and Benefits:
  • AMD64 technology for simultaneous high performance 32- and 64-bit computing
  • Enhanced Virus Protection when enabled by Windows XP SP2 is designed to prevent the spread of certain viruses, like MSBlaster and Slammer.
  • 128-bit integrated DDR memory controller – up to 6.4GB/sec memory bandwidth for breakthrough performance and extraordinary cinematic computing experiences
  • HyperTransport technology enabling increased bandwidth and reduced I/O bottlenecks for increased system performance and better multitasking
  • High performance doesn’t have to mean lots of heat and noise. AMD Athlon 64 desktop processors feature innovative Cool'n'Quiet technology that enables systems to run quieter, providing performance on demand.

    AMD Athlon 64 FX Processor vs Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
    AMD Athlon 64 FX
    Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
    Socket 939
    microPGA 478, LGA 775
    130nm, SOI
    Number of
    105.9 Million
    169 Million
    64-bit Instruction
    Set Support
    Yes, AMD64 technology
    32-bit Instruction
    Set Support
    Enhanced Virus
    Protection for
    Windows XP SP2
    System Bus
    HyperTransport technology
    Full duplex, independent
    Front Side Bus (FSB)
    Half duplex
    Integrated DDR
    Memory Controller
    128-bit + 16-bit ECC
    unbuffered PC3200, PC 2700,
    PC 2100, or PC1600
    FSB: up to 6.4GB/s @ 800MHz
    Total Processor-to-
    System Bandwidth
    HyperTransport: up to 8.0 GB/s @ 2.0GHz
    MCT: up to 6.4 GB/s @ 400MHz
    Total: up to 14.4 GB/s
    Discrete logic device on motherboard,
    64-bit data path @ 200MHz
    On-chip Cache
    L1: 128KB
    L2: 1024KB (exclusive)
    Total Effective Cache: 1152KB
    L1: 8KB
    L2: 512KB (inclusive)
    L3: 2048KB (inclusive)
    Total Effective Cache: 2048KB
    3D and Multimedia
    3DNow! Professional technology, SSE2
    SSE, SSE2

    ( Source from AMD )

    "Athlon 64 Vs. Pentium 4: AMD's Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX Vs. Intel's Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. We showcase the latest CPUs from AMD and Intel and take a look at what they will deliver. ..."

    "Pentium 4 Extreme Edition vs Athlon 64 FX: Well, the battle of the most powerful desktop processors from both leading CPU makers reveals no winners. We can't admit that the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition wins at the difference of 1.3%, especially because the P4 EE wins in half of the tests, while the A64 FX takes the crown in the other half. Such battle makes me smile again. The companies have been fighting for years and none of them can take the lead, in spite of new architectures, hyper-threading, 64bit instructions etc...."

    "AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 vs. Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.2GHz: Clash of Strong Wills..."

    "Battling Brothers - Celeron Vs. Pentium 4: All hail the Pentium 4! With its high clock speeds, a wide selection of compatible platforms and a dearth of rival AMD models, Intel has successfully defended its title as the champion in the processor business. Now the low-cost Celeron model has joined the party in the lower-clock-speed segment (up to 1.8 GHz), in order to beat out AMD's models with low prices and high clock speeds. .."

    "Celeron Vs. Pentium III: ...AMD was able to sell huge amounts of K6, K6-2 and K6-III processors, even though they had never been a threat to Intel's high performance products. The sales volumes of low end processors cannot be justified by their great performance, but by the fact that these chips provide enough performance for non-3D applications like word processing, spread sheets, presentations, webdesign and similar software. ..."

    (Last updated 04-04-05)

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