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Product: AMD Athlon 64 4000+
Company: AMD
Estimated Street Price: $500
Review By: Byron Hinson

Setup & Components

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Setup and Components
3: More Details
4: Installation
5: Windows Performance
6: Half Life 2
7: Doom 3
8: Farcry
9: X2: The Threat
10: 3D Mark 2005
11: PC Mark 2004

12: Conclusion

For our AMD 4000+ Processor review we decided to do away with our older Asus AV8 Deluxe Motherboard, we wanted one of the latest PCI-Express based boards with good memory support. We decided to go with a Sapphire Axion RS380AS9-A58S Socket 939 Motherboard, while this isn't the most advanced on the market right now it does the job well for us. Instead of going with onboard sound we also added a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 sound card, we have also added 2 Gigabytes of Dual Channel Memory, although most of  you can get by with just the 1 Gigabyte, as we use this machine for all of our main reviews we went with more, and the Crucial Ballistix Memory is excellent.

  • Athlon 64 4000+ ClawHammer
  • Akasa AK-913 Evo 33 Cooler
  • Sapphire Axion RS480AS9-A58S Socket 939 Motherboard
  • 2gb Crucial Ballistix PC3200 DDR400 Memory
  • Crucial ATI X850 XT 256MB PCI-Express Graphics Card
  • Sound Blaster Audigy 2
  • 1-Maxtor MaxLine III NCQ 250GB 7L250SO SATA 16MB Cache Hard Drive
  • 1-80 GB Western Digital 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive
  • 1-Maxtor OneTouch II 250GB External Firewire/USB 2.0 16MB Cache Hard Drive
  • Sony Dual Layer DVD-RW DRU700A Drive
  • GDI Black Gold Digital TV Card
  • Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop
  • Antec 480 Watt NeoPower PSU
  • Apple 20" Anodized aluminum Cinema Display

For future reviews our system will be getting better but this is our starting block. Our reviews will cover the mainstay - Windows performance along with benchmarks and information from a range of programs that many of our readers will use such as Doom 3, Half Life 2, Farcry, 3D Mark 2005 and more. In this review we will also be checking out Windows X64 performance.

Processor Specifications

AMD Athlon 64 Details
Processor AMD Athlon 64
Model 4000+
Ordering P/N (Tray) ADA4000DEP5AS
Ordering P/N (PIB) ADA4000ASBOX
Stepping CG
Frequency 2400Mhz
HT Speed 2000
Voltage 1.50V
Max Temp 70°C
Thermal Power 89W
L1 Cache 128KB
L2 Cache 1MB
CMOS Technology 130nm SOI
Socket Socket 939

The AMD64 core provides leading-edge 32-bit performance and support for future 64-bit applications

  • AMD64 technology provides full-speed support for x86 code base for uncompromising 32-bit performance, ready for 64-bit applications
  • 40-bit physical addresses, 48-bit virtual addresses
  • Eight new (sixteen total) 64-bit integer registers
  • Eight (sixteen total) 128-bit SSE/SSE2/SSE3 registers
  • Including support for 3DNow!™ Professional technology and SSE3

A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated DDR memory controller
  • Supports PC3200, PC2700, PC2100 or PC1600 DDR SDRAM
  • Unbuffered DIMMs
  • 72-bit DDR SDRAM memory (64-bit interface + 8-bit ECC)
  • Up to 6.4 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • ECC protection enables increased system reliability

HyperTransport™ technology for high speed I/O communication
  • One 16-bit link up to 2000MHz
  • Up to 8 GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth
  • Up to 14.4 GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth

Large high performance on-chip cache
  • 64KB Level 1 instruction cache
  • 64KB Level 1 data cache
  • Up to 1MB Level 2 cache
  • Improved branch prediction for greater accuracy in anticipating instruction calls
  • Enhanced TLB structures for better memory management of complex workloads


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