Conclusion: All told, as far as high-end desktop processors, AMD's new Athlon 64 X2 looks to be a better alternative currently for the general consumer, workstation professional or computing enthusiast.
AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4800+ BRISBANE REVIEW BENCHMARK AND OVERCLOCKING
9 January 2007
Conclusion: It is obvious that main dividends from the introduction Of brisbane will obtain AMD . The reduction in area of processor core together with increase in the diameter of the utilized in the production semiconductor plates will make possible to reduce the prime cost of dual core CPU. Furthermore, in the new core was the introduction of fractional coefficients multiplication witch will give company the possibility for more flexible processors.
Excerpt: AMD Athlon 64 X 2 4800+ dual core processor has brought a revolution in the world of technology. With this model you can actually work fastest and quickest without having to look at the hourglass icon and sit for hours waiting for downloads and installations.
Pros: Easy installation, Flexible, Hi-tech performance, Great speed, Cheapest, Lowest power cost, Highly portable, Direct access to memory controller
Summary: We are beginning our investigation of the desktop dual-core processors performance. In this review we are going to tell you everything about the AMD dual-core solution: general info, performance tests, overclocking experiments, power consumption and heat dissipation analysis.
Summary: If you're a regular user of multimedia applications then put the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ at the top of your shopping list. It provides excellent multitasking performance and is stronger than Intel's flagship Extreme Edition 840 in some of the most popular CPU-intensive applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.
Pros: Incredible fast and stable, high score in all benchmarks
Conclusion: Overall, the performance of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ is outstanding and what you're really getting is a 'dualie' packed into a single silicon die. AMD's Direct Connect Architecture is well implemented in the Athlon 64 X2 processor, giving it surprisingly good scalability. Users would normally expect dual core processors to give them two times the performance, and with the Athlon 64 X2, users are actually getting performance that's nearly double.
Conclusion: The Athlon 64 X2 3800+ costs only £16 more than the Athlon 64 3800+, but is far faster in almost all our tests. If you're building a dual-core PC from scratch, Intel's Pentium D 820 is better value. However, the X2 3800+ is a great upgrade if you have a Socket 939 motherboard. The X2 4800+ is incredibly powerful, but too expensive.