Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 27 Jun 2005.
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...
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+
the 4000+ was a 2400MHz Sledgehammer, as reviewed back at the fx55 launch.
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.
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.
The high resolution game benchies made me laugh... 0,1 fps gain compare to FX55... Its not as good as I expected
looks pretty cr*p if you ask me
didn't exactly clot well either
value for money... nope
edit: me thinks it more to do with GPU limitations
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
And while you're at it, why not check how high the FX-57 goes on aftermarket heatsinks like the Zalman 7700?
Yeah, or on a high performance WC rig, or phase change? You know you want to crank up that Prommie!
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.
Have you/have you thought about comparing the fx4800 with the fx57 in some benchies?
Thats obviously down to reaching the graphics card limit, maybe with the new nvidia 7800 we would see a bigger increase.
the x2 4800+ has beenincluded?
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.
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.
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.
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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