Amd socket 939 athlon 64 fx: A Dual-Core farewell to Socket-939

GA-K8NSNXP-939: The Ultimate Solution for Socket 939 Athlon64 / 64FX Processor | Noticias

Speed, Power and Stability
Gigabyte Technology unveils its hefty high-performance motherboard, theGA-K8NSNXP-939, in conjunction with the launch of AMD socket 939 Athlon64 and Athlon64 FX processors. Supporting the new Athlon64 and Athlon64 FX processor with the acclaimed Dual Channel DDR400 memory architecture and 1 GHz HyperTransport interface, the GA-K8NSNXP-939satiates the user’s need for speed and more speed.
In addition to the outstanding architecture and rich feature of advanced nForce3 Ultra platform processor, the GA-K8NSNXP-939 is benefited with industry’s cutting-edge technology and Gigabyte’s latest «6-Dual Deluxe» to provide full power for superior performance and stability. High speed, solid power and maximum stability mean that the GA-K8NSNXP-939is definitely the way to go for gamers, geeks and consumers alike!

The Brand New Socket 939 AthlonTM64 & AthlonTM64 FX Processor
The AMD Socket 939 AthlonTM64 and AthlonTM64 FX processors are the latest evolution of the AMD Athlon 64 family. This latest Socket 939 processor has built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted of 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport Technology, and integrated memory controller. With improved 1 GHz HyperTransport interface and dual channel DDR400, the revolutionary processor design nsures superior performance on mission critical business applications. «The new generation socket 939 Athlon64/64FX push system performance to utmost level thus greatly enhancing office productivity and providing astonishing, true-to-life digital entertainment experience» said Mr. David Chiang, General Manager of Channel Business of Gigabyte. Collaborate with Athlon64/ 64FX, GA-K8NSNXP-939 delivers unprecedented performance to the desktop platform.

«6 Dual Deluxe»- The Extreme Edition
The «6 Dual Technology», including Dual CPU bandwidth, Dual Channel DDR400, Dual Power System (DPS), Dual Cooling, DualBIOS™, and Dual LAN, has been heavily promoted and gained a great deal of media coverage and consumer approval due to its ability to improve performance and stability of the motherboard. The «6 Dual Deluxe» enriches the «6 Dual Technology» by adding «RAID Deluxe» feature, an innovative RAID function which spans from Serial ATA and Parallel ATA133. Empowered by the nForce3 Ultra, the «RAIDDeluxe» supports up to 6 hard drives (2 serial ATA and 4 ATA133 devices) for RAID 0, 1, 0+1 function. The «RAID Deluxe» delivers truly flexibility and high performance to the platform at the same time.

Diverse Features for Enthusiasts
In addition to «6 Dual Deluxe», this platform had equipped with diverse features for full range of application.

IEEE1394b FireWire interface
For those who enjoy the use of audio/video electronic devices, the GA-K8NSNXP-939 comes complete with the IEEE1394b, otherwise known as «FireWire». The brand new IEEE1394b, powered by remarkable solution of Texas Instruments (TI), enables much higher performance with a data transfer rate of 800 Mbps. This built-in component allows for quick and easy transfer of music, picture and video files from your electronic device to your computer.

8-Channel Audio with Universal Audio Jack (UAJ) design
For music lovers, the GA-K8NSNXP-939 comes with 8-channel audio for stereo surround sound, as well as the Universal Audio Jack (UAJ) for hassle-free audio input installation. Compliant with AC’97, the UAJ function can auto detect the device type and connection status and auto switch signal to the right jack, users won’t need to re-plug out if they plug in the wrong audio jack. The UAJ design provides smart audio experience and truly user-friendly interface to the desktop platform environment.

AMD Athlon64 4000+ Socket 939 Processor Review

Abstract: The Athlon 64 4000+ is not clocked faster than its nearest predecessor, but that doesn’t preclude it from obtaining a healthy boost in the benchmarks thanks to 1MB L2 Cache.
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AMD Athlon 64 4000+ socket 939 Processor Review

On October the 19th, AMD
officially launched the latest version of its successful Athlon 64 processor
line, the 2.4GHz Athlon 64 4000+. PCstats spent a few weeks with this CPU prior
to its release, and after running the silicon through its paces, we’ve come to a
couple conclusions which we’ll share with you in this review.

As you’re
undoubtedly already aware, the AMD Athlon 64 4000+ is the third Athlon 64 processor to be released
for AMD’s new socket 939 platform, following up on the successes of the Athlon64
3500+ and 3800+. These Athlon 64 processors share the socket 939 form factor with
the high end Athlon 64 FX class, though as you will see later in this review,
the line between the two is beginning to blur.

Interestingly, the Athlon 64 4000+ is
not clocked faster than its nearest predecessor (the Athlon64
3800+, also 2.4GHz) as you might expect, but that doesn’t preclude it from
obtaining a healthy boost
in the benchmarks. Rather than a little bump up to 2.6GHz, the Athlon64 4000+
has had the benefit of some internal core changes to boost its performance. To
be specific, the Athlon 64 4000+ contains twice as much Level 2 Cache memory of
the Athlon64 3800+. In other words, this chip is packing a full 1MB of exclusive

AMD Athlon64 4000+ Processor

Clock: 2.4GHz
L1: 124KB
Multipiler: 12x
Package: 939-pin
Core: 130nm SOI
Transistors: 105.9M
Die Size:
Vcore: 1.5V
Power: 89W
Cost: $729USD

Further Technical Details:
CPU-to-Memory Controller: 2. 40GHz
Memory: Integrated
128-bit wide memory controller
Types of Memory: PC1600, PC2100,
PC2700 and PC3200 DDR
HyperTransport Links: 1
HyperTransport Spec: 2GHz (2x 1000MHz / DDR)
Effective data bandwidth: Up to 14.4
GB/sec (8GB/sec
HyperTransport bandwidth plus 6.4GB/sec
memory bandwidth)
Fab location: AMD’s Fab 30 wafer in Dresden,
Ambient Case Temp: 70 degrees Celsius
Max Icc (processor
current): 57.4A

A 64-bit & 32-bit CPU

When originally introduced in
the summer of 2003, the AMD Athlon 64 processor line signaled the emergence of a
new breed of
desktop 64-bit/32-bit capable
processors. The Athlon 64’s architecture allowed it to operate as a 32-bit processor, or
as a 64-bit processor when future versions of Windows XP-64-bit were to become

The modes as they were called,
included ‘Legacy mode’ which was for 32-bit x86 software, and ‘Long Mode’ which
is made up of two sub modes; ‘Compatibility Mode’ and ’64-bit Mode.

The Compatibility mode is
designed for a 64-bit operating system such as Microsoft’s impending ‘x64
edition’ of Windows XP and Microsoft Server 2003 running 32-bit software. 64-bit
mode is intended for a pure 64-bit environment, both operating system and

These modes of operation allow
the AMD Athlon 64 processor to remain compatible with conventional 32-bit
operating systems and applications, while at the same time allowing software
manufacturers a solid 64-bit platform on which to design the applications and
operating systems of the future. PCstats has recently conducted a few head on
comparisons between these 32-bit and
64-bit modes, which illustrate the performance potential of the Athlon64 quite

In its short history, the AMD
Athlon 64 processor has already gone through a few design changes. Starting with
the 754-pin package, AMD has migrated the latest versions of this
processor to a 939-pin package. The Athlon64 4000+ continues to share this
socket 939 form factor with its newest 64-bit cousin, the 2. 6GHz Athlon FX-55.

Though in the past you could
differentiate the Athlon 64 from FX processors by the way their memory
controller operated (single channel for the Athlon 64, dual-channel for the
high-end Athlon FX line), the current socket 939 models of both processors use
dual channel memory controllers. The two processor types also differed in the
past by the amount of Level 2 Cache memory they came equipped with. Older Athlon
FX models had double the Level 2 Cache memory of their more affordable Athlon 64
siblings. This trend has also apparently come to an end, as now both the Athlon
64 4000+ and the Athlon FX-55 sport a full 1MB of Level 2 Cache memory.
Presumably this is to help AMD streamline their manufacturing process.

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Contents of Article: AMD Athlon64 4000+

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— AMD Athlon64 4000+ Socket 939 Processor Review
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Athlon 64 4000+ by the numbers
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Overclocking the Athlon64 4000+
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Benchmarks and System Specs
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Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Sandra 2004
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Benchmarks: Cinebench 2003
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Benchmarks: ScienceMark 2, SuperPI
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Benchmarks: Hexus piFast, POVray
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Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
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Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Comanche4
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Benchmarks: X2: The Threat, AquaMark3
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Benchmarks: UT2003 and 2004
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Conclusion and Doom3 Benchmarks

0036 2 /2 2.6 GHZ AMD SOKKET F — 125 W November 30, 20038 AMD Athlon 64 FX-72

2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 /2 (WINDSOR) GHZ AMD Socket F — 125 W November 30, 2006 AMD Athlon 64 FX-74
Athlon 64 FX 2 /2 3 GHHZ


— 125 W November 30, 2006 AMD Athlon 64 FX-76








AMD SOKKET November 1, 2006 AMD Athlon 64 FX-62
Athlon 64 FX (Windsor) 2/2 2. 8 GHZ AMD SOCKET AM2 —

0036 May 23, 2006 AMD Athlon 64 FX-60
Athlon 64 FX (TOLEDO) 2/2 2.6 GHZ AMD Socket — 110 110 W January January


AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
Athlon 64 FX (SAN DIEGO) 1/1 2.8 GHZ AMD Socket 939 — W June 27 June June 27 June 27 55

1 /1 2.4 GHZ AMD SOKKET 939 — 89 W June 1, 2004
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    Main information



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    $ 55

    Price at the time of release

    $ 160

    Type of processor


    for desktop computers

    Date of output

    June June 2004

    Main specifications

    Number of cores

    1 core

    Number of threads

    1 thread

    Socket (socket)

    Socket 939

    processor architecture

    New1cast | Venice

    Basic frequency

    2400 MHz

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    Technological process

    130 Nm

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    RAM controller

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    Cinebench 15 (64-bit) Multipoque test



    Cinebench 15 (64-bit) single-circuit test


    ( 14.11%)

    Geekbench 4.0 (64-bit) Multi-threaded



    Geekbench 4.0 (64-bit) Single-threaded



    X264 HD 4.0 Pass 1



    X264 HD 4.0 Pass 2
    The ranking is involved in 3221 processor

    434 place

    (out of 3221)

    Cinebench 11.5 (64-bit) Single-vertic test
    in the ranking 3215 processors

    (of 3215)

    (of 3215)

    5) bit) Multi-threaded test
    3218 processors participate in the rating

    443rd place

    (out of 3218)

    Cinebench 15 (64-bit) Single-threaded test
    3217 processors participate in the rating

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    (out of 3217)

    Geekbench 4. 0 (64-bit) Multipotive test
    in the ranking 3209 processors

    463 place

    (out of 3209)

    Geekbench 4.0 (64-bit) uniform

    854 place

    (out of 3209)

    x264 HD 4.0 Pass 1
    in the ranking 3211 processors

    420 place

    (out of 3211)

    x264 HD 4.0 Pass 2
    in the ranking, 3211 processors participate in the ranking.0207

    429 place

    (out of 3211)

    3DMark06 CPU
    The ranking 3242 processors

    423 place

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    Winrar 4.0
    in the ranking 907


    Energy saving technologies
    Technology or instruction name Meaning Short description
    Stop Grant mode Energy saving status.


    Standard extension set
    Technology or instruction name Meaning Short description
    MMX (Multimedia Extensions) Multimedia extensions.
    SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions) Streaming SIMD processor extension.
    SSE2 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 2) Processor Streaming SIMD Extension 2.
    AMD64 64-bit microprocessor architecture developed by AMD.
    3DNow! Optional MMX extension for AMD processors.
    Safety technology
    Name of technology or instruction Meaning Short description
    EVP (Enhanced Virus Protection) Improved virus protection.

    AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (S.939) Processor Overview

    Venice is designed for desktop PCs. Release for sale took place in June 2004.

    The manufacturer claims that the bus data rate will be 1000 MHz HyperTransport. The processor is intended for boards on Socket 9 sockets39. The temperature limit of the processor in operation reaches 70 degrees. With a technical process of 130 Nm, the total number of transistors reaches 68 million. The processor will require good cooling because its thermal design power is 89 watts.

    Sufficiently powerful model at the time of release in 2004, which can provide good PC gaming.

    Competitors and analogues

    In 2004, Athlon 64 3800+ (S.939) had few competitors of its type, only Athlon 64 FX-53 based on Clawhammer architecture, model 55 Socket 9 deserves interest39 among the Athlon 64 line, model 3200+ on socket 939 among the Sempron family, model 3.46 from the Pentium 4 series, Sempron 3100+ on the Palermo architecture, Sempron 2600+ on the Winchester microarchitecture, Athlon 64 4000+ (S.939) on the Clawhammer architecture , Athlon XP 2900+ based on Barton microarchitecture, model 3000+ from Athlon 64 processor family, Athlon 64 FX-51 based on Clawhammer architecture, model 3000+ from Sempron processor family, Sempron 3400+ based on Palermo architecture, model 2700+ on Socket 462 among the Athlon XP processor family, Sempron 3300+ based on the Palermo architecture, model 2800+ from the Sempron series. On socket 939 among the competitors, we will highlight solutions from AMD: model 154 from the Opteron series, model 57 Socket 939 from the Athlon 64 processor family, Athlon 64 4200+ from 2005, Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (S.939) based on the Toledo architecture, model 55 from the Athlon 64, Opteron 165 line of 2005 release. Among the competitors from Intel today, we can distinguish the Pentium D 950 of 2006, the Pentium D 940, which was released later, the Pentium Extreme Edition 955 on the Presler microarchitecture, the 945 model on the LGA775 socket among the Pentium line, Pentium D 930 based on the Presler microarchitecture, as well as the Pentium D 935, which appeared a little later.

    If we take into account the entire family of Core processors, then Athlon 64 3800+ (S.939) takes 59th place among them.

    Technologies and Instructions

    The AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (S.939) processor supports a wide range of modern technologies and instructions.

    Regular AMD64 extension sets, Multimedia Extensions, SSE2, SSE, 3DNow! are used.