Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz - 3DMark 2005 and 2006 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

3DMark Synthetic Tests:

Before we jump into real games, we have some 3DMark tests to cover briefly.  I know that many of you rate you system by 3DMarks - even though you realize that it isn't a solid indicator of how a particular game will perform on your system.  Below are the results from 3DMark 05 and 06.  Both were ran at default settings and we've recorded the total 3DMark Score as well as the give CPU Score.

3DMark 05


3DMark 06


At stock speed the AMD 6000+ X2 takes a narrow lead in the 3DMark overall benchmark score.  When we push both processors to their limits in our test boards, the Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 opens the gap and pulls ahead slightly.  In a real game, you'd not likely notice a difference.

Speaking of a real game, we've got a few games covered on the next page.