Excerpt: The promise of AMD’s 65 nm SOI process was, well…
promising. Considering what we had seen done with both the previous 130
nm and 90 nm processes, the tech community was expecting great things.
Really great things. Things didn’t work out.
AMD ATHLON 64 X2 5000+ BRISBANE REVIEW BENCHMARK AND OVERCLOCKING
10 January 2007
Conclusion: In short ultimately the processors 65 Nm do not seem to offer sufficient assets to encourage the current owners of Athlon 64 X2 AM2 90 Nm to invest in a change of processor. The purchasers of new equipment will have for their part interest to consider the offer from INTEL which remains in this...
Summary: AMD has done an excellent job making the transition to DDR2 from DDR1. There are very little performance differences associated with the move and the Athlon 64 X2 5000+ offers performance that rivals the existing Athlon 64 FX60.
Conclusion: Speculations were running amok several months prior to AMD's AM2 launch as enthusiasts were concerned if DD2 memory technology's higher latencies would diminish any returns for adopting higher speed memory or even perform worse off.
Summary: Well, is the CPU Athlon 64 X2 5000+ worth the money it is
asked for today? The answer is not that evident as one would like to.
Of course, this CPU demonstrates a superb performance, but in most
cases – especially where the load upon memory bus is less
intensive, the new architecture Intel Core wins...