Excerpt: Mike has checked in with a review of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 processor today which is based around the new Socket 939 platform. After taking a quick look at what the processor has to offer in terms of features we get down to the real issue and see how the expensive beast can really perform in today's current games such as Doom 3 against an older overclocked Athlon XP processor.
Summary: Well, you've seen the benchmark results, and there's not much I can add. The Athlon 64 FX-53 was already brutally fast, and the new 939-pin version is a tad bit faster still. The Athlon 64 3800+ is darn near as fast as the FX-53, despite having half the L2 cache. If you have the means, I highly suggest picking one up.
Excerpt: Even at the beginnings of the life of the Athlon 64 processor, grumblings have been heard about this eminent processor launch. Reviewers and customer alike were claiming that 939-pin processors based on the Athlon 64 technology were going to be the first 'real product' to look for. And while the performance of the processors released before now have shown that they were able to compete in a competitive market, the movement you are seeing today from AMD is necessary.
Conclusion: The Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800+ are, as expected, products of evolution. We’ve anticipated the debut of Socket 939 for months now, and we’ve had our hands on a 2.4GHz Athlon 64 FX-53 since it launched late March. Even still, it’s an exciting day for AMD and the gamers who’ve been waiting patiently for the new processor interface. With regards to the new Athlon 64 FX-53, don’t expect much more speed than was available before.
Conclusion: It seems like everything’s been coming up roses for AMD since the Athlon 64 family debuted last year, at least in terms of performance. The Athlon 64 3000+ can be found for just over $200, offering superb flexibility to the mainstream, AMD’s Athlon 64 3400+ is easily faster than any of Intel’s 3.2GHz products, and the new high-end Athlon 64 FX-53 is faster than the 3.4GHz Extreme Edition that costs $300 more.
Summary: The Athlon 64 FX-53 obliterated the competition in our gaming tests and more than held its own everywhere else, making a very strong argument for AMD's ownership of the Overall Performance Lead. Intel's Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.4GHz gave the FX-53 tough competition in much of our test suite, especially in commercial 3D rendering apps, and the P4 Prescott 3.2GHz unexpectedly pushed the FX-53 in Sphinx speech recognition, some of the SPECviewperf component tests, and...
Summary: AMD has finally managed to release a CPU with 2.4GHz clock frequency. Due to the new CG core revision we are glad to welcome Athlon 64 FX-53. Read all you wanted to know about the newcomer: a lot of benchmarks, overclocking results and a few exciting tests of the Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems.
Excerpt: When AMD launched the Athlon 64 FX-51 processor in September of last year with their desktop AMD64 processor releases, it was met with a mix of skepticism as well as praise. It seemed to most hardware enthusiasts that the FX line was a last ditch effort to get the performance out of the Athlon 64 line that it needed in order to overtake the P4 line of processors.
Conclusion: Zusammenfassung und Fazit. Nach 20 Seiten detaillierter Betrachtung und Auslotung des Potenzials der neuen AMD CPU ist klar, dass der Athlon 64 FX-53 ein würdiger Nachfolger des "Pioniers" ist. Die CPU skaliert typisch für ihre Architektur gut mit der Taktfrequenz, weshalb sich die 200 MHz extra Takt mehr als auf anderen Plattformen in zusätzlicher Leistung niederschlagen.
Summary: Что ж, вот мы с вами и стали свидетелями еще одного восхождения на первую ступень пьедестала почета. Приятно, конечно, хотя праздничное настроение немного портят воспоминания о том, сколько уже раз мы праздновали это событие, и сколько раз еще будем… Вот уж, воистину — «праздник, который всегда с тобой»: появление очередного топового процессора от одного из двух (выбор небогат) производителей, который в очередной раз «уел» предшественника.