Summary: I was all ready to give you my spiel about how I'd rather have a dual-core Athlon 64 X2, of any flavor AMD currently offers, over the FX-57. Then I ran those numbers on the dual GeForce 7800 GTX cards in SLI. I can't really deny the FX-57's potency in gaming, and if you are planning on driving an exotic graphics configuration involving multiple high-end cards, a blisteringly fast single-core processor like the FX-57 may be the right chip for the job.
Excerpt: AMD's Athlon 64 X2 series Dual Core launch back in May, along with Intel's Pentium 840 launch in April, underscored an industry-wide move toward a completely new Desktop Processor architecture, one that affects virtually all facets of Personal Computing from code-base, applications and software, to the platforms and technology that support these new multi-core CPUs.
Summary: AMD has overclocked its top gaming processor to 2.8GHz. Besides, the Athlon 64 FX is now based on the new 90nm San Diego core which brings in SSE3 support, improved overclockability and reduced heat dissipation. But are these things worth paying over $1000 for? Find the answer in our report!
Conclusion: We can appreciate AMD’s stance with regard to single-core versus dual. There are clear advantages to running a dual-core chip in the right environment, but without full clock speed parity, the perception is that a single-core Athlon 64 FX will be faster in non-threaded software. To an extent, that’s true. Half-Life 2 favors the FX, even at 1600x1200. But the difference is relatively small compared to an X2 4800+, especially when you consider the X2’s other strengths.
Conclusion: Although the AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 is fast, there are still certain areas that could be further improved. While AMD's Athlon 64 core is known to be fantastic at integer performance, it still fell prey to certain applications that depend a lot on the processor's floating-point performance. Applications such as video encoding and certain Internet Content Creation applications did not really benefit much with the Athlon 64 FX-57.
Summary: Исходно процессоры семейства Athlon 64 FX предназначались для рынка высокопроизводительных рабочих станций широкого профиля и мощных игровых компьютеров с передовыми технологиями обработки трехмерной графики и звука.
Pros: Процессоры серии Athlon 64 FX имеют некоторые особенности, которые могут заинтересовать «разгонщиков»: коэффициент умножения в них не зафиксирован.
Summary: AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 gjør rent bord. Når den en gang i blant blir pustet i nakken er det stort sett av forgjengeren FX-55. En sjelden gang kommer Intels 3,4 GHz EE-prosessor nær innpå. I rettferdighetens navn må det også nevnes at Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3,4 GHz tross alt er fra i fjor sommer. Det råeste fra Intel er i skrivende stund Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 840. Denne prosessoren vil vi komme nærmere tilbake til i en egen test.