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AMD 5000+ Black Edition AM2 X2 Processor Review

Former staff writer    -   January 17, 2008
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Sisoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, there will be a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of  the processor.








Processor Arithmetic



Multi-core Efficiency



Memory Bandwidth



Memory Latency



Cache and Memory



File System



Physical Disks



Power Management Efficiency



The extra 512KB of L2 cache on the 6000 X2 pays off in the Sandra benchmarks. Even clocked at the same speed, the 5000 BE trails behind. Not until the 5000 X2 Black Edition is clocked to 3200MHz does it really stretch its legs past the 6000 X2 with double the L2 Cache. The 65nm Brisbane core absolutely crushes the 90nm Windsor core in the Power Management Efficiency test.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing (Setup, Overclocking & Benchmarks)
  5. Testing (Apophysis, WinRar)
  6. Testing (SpecView)
  7. Testing (PcMark05 Professional)
  8. Testing (Sisoft Sandra XII Professional)
  9. Testing (ScienceMark, Cinebench, HdTune)
  10. Testing (F.E.A.R.)
  11. Testing (BioShock)
  12. Testing (Call of Duty 4)
  13. Testing (Quake 4)
  14. Testing (Need For Speed Most Wanted)
  15. Testing (3Dmark 06)
  16. Testing (Crysis)
  17. Conclusion
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