Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz - Test Systems and Memory Benchmarks

Article Index
Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz
Athlon 6000+ Processors Specs and Overclocking
Test Systems and Memory Benchmarks
Synthetic CPU Testing
Synthetic CPU Tests - Continued...
Video and Audio Encoding Benchmarks
Photoshop CS2, Ultima Online and WinRAR
3DMark 2005 and 2006 Benchmarks
Real-World Gaming Benchmarks
Final Thoughts, Conclusion and Value

Test Systems:

BCCHardware Testing Information
 
AMD Test System:
  • AMD Athlon 6000+ X2 Dual-Core CPU @ 3.0Ghz Stock - 3.3Ghz O/C
  • MSI K9N Platinum nForce 570 Motherboard
  • Crucial PC2-5300 DDR2 @ 667Mhz 3-3-3-8 1T Stock CPU & 733Mhz 3-3-3-8 1T O/C
  • Crucial X1900XTX Graphics Card with Catalyst 7.1 Drivers
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10 SATA HDD
  • Windows XP Pro. SP2
   
Intel Test System:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4Ghz Stock - 3.2Ghz O/C
  • MSI 975X Platinum Intel 975 Express Motherboard
  • Crucial PC2-8000 DDR2 @ 667Mhz 3-3-3-8 Stock CPU & 895Mhz 4-4-4-12 O/C
  • Crucial X1900XTX Graphics Card with Catalyst 7.1 Drivers
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10 SATA HDD
  • Windows XP Pro. SP2
   
Game Test Info:

Game tests were ran at Maximum CPU Settings (if applicable) and medium graphics settings.

   



With that being said, let's not waste anymore time and get right into testing AMD's fastest AM2 Processor!

 

Synthetic Memory Tests:

 

PCMark05
Higher is Better

 

 Everest Memory
Higher is Better

 

 SiSoft - Memory
Higher is Better

 

It is no surprise that the AMD Athlon 6000+ X2 beats the Intel E6600 in stock memory performance.  SiSoft 2007 and Everest Ultimate show a major lead in memory performance on the AMD based computer.  PCMark 2005 shows a little different result and the gap is much closer with the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 actually in the lead in memory performance when both systems are overclocked.  We will see how that translates in real-world performance later on.