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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & Sempron 3400+

Michael Larabel

Published on 30 May 2006
Written by Michael Larabel
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While Socket AM2 really has not brought many new technologies to the table other than the DDR2 controller, Pacifica virtualization, and likewise improvements, the Sempron 3400+ and Athlon 64 4200+ had performed competitively when paired against the existing competition under Linux. The only two tests where the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ wasn't the clear cut winner was with the Singular Value Decomposition test from the Blue Sail Software Opstone benchmark, which focuses on near-singular linear algebra problems, and FreeBench PiFFT. The PiFFT test is a Fast Fourier Transform for calculating the value of Pi. From the gaming to the compiling and encoding, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ had blown away the competition -- primarily the budget Intel Pentium D 820. As far as the budget-oriented Sempron 3400+, in many of the benchmarks it had only fallen marginally short of the Socket 939 Athlon 64 3000+. As far as the cost goes for the budget Sempron beauty, the AM2 Sempron 3400+ has a suggested price from AMD of about $97 USD for the standard desktop model, while the energy-efficient variant should retail for approximately $145. These new AMD Socket AM2 parts should be widely available in early June. These processors had performed flawlessly under Linux with no apparent problems when using the 2.6.16 kernel, however, there may be upsets to soon report when delivering our results with the new Chipsets from NVIDIA, ATI, and the rest. Our AM2 investigation will continue shortly as next up we look at specifically at the performance characteristics of the AMD DDR2 integrated memory controller.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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