Saturday, November 24th 2007

AMD Phenom X3 2.3GHz Tested

AMD Phenom X3 is supposed to fill the gap between today's dual-core and quad-core processors. First results with the new line of CPUs emerged earlier this weekend. The German site PCGamesHardware has tested AMD Phenom X3 working at 2.3GHz using AMD 790FX motherboard, 2x1GB PC2-6400 RAM (CL5-5-5-15), one NVIDIA 8800 GTX OC (626MHz core, 1458MHz shader and 1000MHz memory) and Windows Vista 32-bit OS.

Source: PCGamesHardware
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56 Comments on AMD Phenom X3 2.3GHz Tested

#1
eidairaman1
cdawall said:
you do understand that C2Q hae a massive cache because they would take a massive performance hit if they had to send more and more data across the already clogged FSB to the ram so intel keeps jacking more cache on the chips to counteract this, however AMD uses HT and an onboard mem controller so it doesn't have to send data packets across the bus to talk to the ram it links directly thus AMD chips can have a much smaller cache and not suffer a performance hit
L2 Cache is a big Data Dump, all it allows is for the CPU to be off the FSB much longer, id be surprised if AMD dropped on Bigger L2 and see what it does even with the HT bus- see how much difference it makes- if any at all.
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Mussels
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eidairaman1 said:
L2 Cache is a big Data Dump, all it allows is for the CPU to be off the FSB much longer, id be surprised if AMD dropped on Bigger L2 and see what it does even with the HT bus- see how much difference it makes- if any at all.
we'll see soon enough, since nehalem (intels next gen/socket) has a massive L3 cache and an integrated memory controller.
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#3
eidairaman1
ya both companies are goin L3, but TBH, L3 Cache on the P4s didnt do much, im sure if the FSB was Pumped on the Gallatin (NorthwoodL3) Core, despite having the L3 cache the gallatin was faster than the Prescott- technically clock for clock the northwood ran much cooler and was alot faster, Hopefully AMD gets things right aswell, as it seems this line of CPus are their first with L3.
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#4
Mussels
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eidairaman1 said:
ya both companies are goin L3, but TBH, L3 Cache on the P4s didnt do much, im sure if the FSB was Pumped on the Gallatin (NorthwoodL3) Core, despite having the L3 cache the gallatin was faster than the Prescott- technically clock for clock the northwood ran much cooler and was alot faster, Hopefully AMD gets things right aswell, as it seems this line of CPus are their first with L3.
well if intel can beat AMD clock for clock atm without an integrated controller, they have some room for teething troubles with L3 cache on nehalem - at worst, it'll just even the ground.

That said, i'm not saying AMD cant catch up i just doubt it.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Mussels said:
well if intel can beat AMD clock for clock atm without an integrated controller, they have some room for teething troubles with L3 cache on nehalem - at worst, it'll just even the ground.

That said, i'm not saying AMD cant catch up i just doubt it.
glance thru this at the end they test @ 3.2ghz and it runs dead even with a 9650 @3.2ghz....
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#6
candle_86
Well from what AMD has been up to latly on both fronts, they have no interest in being on top, and considering any X2 beats the Celeron and the Pentium Duo line both at stock id say for now AMD is sitting pretty.
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