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AMD Athlon 64 FX-57

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 27 Jun 2005.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2005/06/27/amd_fx_57/1.html
     
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    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Definitely one for those who *have* to have the best, at any cost. I have read about several clocking to 3.6Ghz with phase-change cooling...
     
  3. TMM

    TMM Modder

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    FX-55 has done 4.0ghz @ Xtremesystems, so it'll be interesting to see what the nutters around the globe get up to with these FX-57s :)

    More details on the processors used? afaik theres a 2.6ghz 512kb cache 4000+ and a 2.4ghz 1MB cache 4000+
     
  4. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    the 4000+ was a 2400MHz Sledgehammer, as reviewed back at the fx55 launch.
     
  5. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Sounds nice, but I think I'd rather go for an X2 setup. Especially as I multitask quite a bit, and the real-world gaming results are about the same across the line. A fun bench to throw in there would be xvid encoding while mp3 ripping (or something like that), just to see how the extra mhz compares to a second core in multitasking.
     
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    Latvietis New Member

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    You also should have made a test where you overclock FX-55 to FX-57 speeds and then we would see how much we benefit from 90nm process.
     
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    Lost.Soul New Member

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    The high resolution game benchies made me laugh... 0,1 fps gain compare to FX55... Its not as good as I expected :miffed:
     
  8. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    :hehe: looks pretty cr*p if you ask me :eek: :duh:

    didn't exactly clot well either :hehe:

    value for money... :rolleyes: :eyebrow: nope :eeek: :hehe:

    edit: me thinks it more to do with GPU limitations :)
     
  9. ou7blaze

    ou7blaze sensational.

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    Sounds crappy... :sigh:
     
  10. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    It's only "crappy" at high resolution gaming, when you are heavily GPU limited - I'm sure Tim will be benching 7800GTX SLI on it at some point to test that theory. The X2 is arguably a better buy in terms of future-proofing, but let's just see how pricing settles down after the initial demand is satisfied
     
  11. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    And while you're at it, why not check how high the FX-57 goes on aftermarket heatsinks like the Zalman 7700? ;)
     
  12. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Yeah, or on a high performance WC rig, or phase change? You know you want to crank up that Prommie! :D
     
  13. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    the higher resolutions are there as they are more 'realistic' settings that you might use for real-world gaming... that is the theory behind including those results. surely you arent going to buy an X2 4800+ or FX57 and game at minimum detail. :)

    Re: coolers... I shall see what i can do.
     
  14. Have you/have you thought about comparing the fx4800 with the fx57 in some benchies? :rock:
     
  15. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Thats obviously down to reaching the graphics card limit, maybe with the new nvidia 7800 we would see a bigger increase.
     
  16. Tim S

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    the x2 4800+ has beenincluded? :worried:
     
  17. Stephen Brooks

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    I'm amused by the way you don't include any Intel processors _at all_, presumably on the assumption that they'll all be crap.
     
  18. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I've not had a working intel platform available to me for about 2 months now - it's frustrating. Hopefully that will change very soon when I have a look at some stuff that arrived the other day.
     
  19. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    Ummm, I don't think I've ever seen a review that was that one-sided by any intent. I would figure biggles has a pretty good reason for that oversight.
     
  20. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

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    Well, here's another review. The P4's aren't doing half bad these days, so I wouldn't go around parading that they're crap for losing by only a few frames a second.
     
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