Summary: The Athlon 64 4000+ and FX-55 are easily the fastest x86-compatible PC processors available, and we haven't even gotten into testing 64-bit code that could widen the gap. The new Athlon 64 models are faster overall than anything Intel has to offer, and their gaming performance is particularly strong. As a wave of highly-anticipated new games has hit the market over the past few months, AMD's lead in gaming performance has grown even more pronounced.
Excerpt: The last flagship processor released from AMD came on June 1st of this year and brought us the 939-pin processor platform. With that package, AMD finally promised us a long-term product line with a continuous socket that would allow users to have at least a reasonable upgrade path. Today, AMD is finally proving that with their next processor release, the Athlon 64 FX-55.
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ & FX-55: A Thorough Investigation
19 October 2004
Conclusion: As we've shown just in the final pages of this review, AMD's launch of the Athlon 64 4000+ doesn't mean all that much other than bragging rights. The justification of the rating is questionable, as is the release of the processor, since it is little more than a rebadged FX-53 with some of its overclocking appeal removed.
AMD Raises the Bar: AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 and AMD Athlon 64 4000+ CPUs Review
18 October 2004
Summary: AMD has been very productive in terms of new CPU announcements lately. Today they introduced two new members of their Socket 939 processor family: Athlon 64 4000+ and Athlon 64 FX-55. Both these CPUs are the last solutions based on 0.13micron core. Let’s find out what the company managed to squeeze out of the good old production process.
Conclusion: Back when we took our first look at the Athlon 64 FX-53 on its fledgling Socket 939 interface, we determined that there wasn’t a whole lot of extra performance to be had by moving to the new socket, but the upgrade path would be made more secure. Indeed, it looks like Socket 939 still dominates the duration of AMD’s current roadmap.
Conclusion: AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 - Page 9 Conclusion The FX-55 is top of AMD's 64-bit family line and probably the best processor available on the market right now. Even though it still lacks in application performance compared to Intel processors, its advantage in games more than makes up for it. The price of the Athlon FX-55 is its major drawback for the regular computer user.
Pros: Excellent game performance, Cheaper than the Intel P4 Extreme Edition
Cons: Unsatisfactory computational performance, Unaffordable by mid-range computer users
Test na szczycie: Pentium 4 EE 3,46GHz kontra Athlon 64 FX-55
1 December 2005
Summary: Przeprowadzone porównanie ukazuje słabość obecnie stosowanej architektury Intelowskich P4 EE. Oparte o stare jądro układy osiągnęły kres swych możliwości i Intel nie jest w stanie nic więcej wydusić ze starego już rdzenia Northwood/Gallatin. Kosmetyczna zmiana jaką była podniesiona szyna FSB na niewiele się zdała w i w wielu przypadkach obserwowany wzrost wydajności, jakkolwiek marginalny, to bierze się on bardziej z o 60MHz wyższego taktowania procesora w stosunku do...
Excerpt: Nuovi stepping per le cpu top della gamma AMD: frequenze di clock aumentate, cache raddoppiate ma processo produttivo invariato a 0.13 micron per le due cpu Socket 939. Entrambe confrontate con le altre versioni di processore Athlon 64, oltre che con le concorrenti Pentium 4 Prescott ed Extreme Edition....
Summary: AMD lanserar två nya flaggskepp på processormarknaden och trots sin satsning på 90nm är dessa två bestar baserade på 130nm-teknik. Vi tar reda på hur de står sig mot konkurrenterna och pressar 130nm-tekniken till bristningsgränsen.
Summary: Athlon 64 FX-55 og Athlon 64 4000+ byr ikke
på noen overraskelser. FX-55 har overtatt ytelsestronen
fra FX-53 generelt sett, mens 4000+ ikke byr på noe
som helst nytt i forhold til FX-53. Forskjellene vi har sett
i ytelse mellom disse to prosessorene i denne testen er mest
et bevis på unøyaktigheter som man alltid vil
finne i ytelsestester, og dermed også et bevis på
at man bør anse alle differanser opp til 3% som "dødt