Digit Life compares the Athlon64 3400+ with other top processors from Intel and AMD:
The recently announced desktop AMD Athlon 3400+ processor doesn’t offer any surprising innovations, it’s just an Athlon 64 3200+ with core clock increased by 200MHz. Therefore, to those who want more details about the Athlon 64 (and the entire AMD K8 series) architecture, we recommend our test and theoretical articles, while in this introduction we’ll attract your attention to a number of some ambiguous (and funny) facts accompanying the 3400+ exactly.
. . . Let’s state the obvious first: Athlon 64 3400+ succeeds in winning the “desktop most powerful” from Pentium 4 3.2 GHz. You can check this according to the summary diagrams yourself. However remember that the leadership is very fragile. By the way, the previous leadership of Pentium 4 3.2 GHz over Athlon 64 3200+ wasn’t firm as well, so it’s just the history repeating. What’s more interesting – the arrival of Athlon 64 3400+ almost negates the effect of Athlon 64 FX-51. Just look: 3400+ is cheaper and almost doesn’t lose to FX-51 in performance. Besides, you can install it into a usual desktop board and doesn’t require the expensive Registered ECC DDR400. Actually, if you exclude possible very specific and exotic applications, Athlon 64 3400+ means death for Athlon 64 FX-51. And as AMD claims there can be only one FX, it seems we should expect FX-53 in the near future. It’s not that urgent, but it’s just a real evidence of the fact that 2200 MHz is not a problem for K8.
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ compared to other top processors from Intel and AMD
Published in: CPUs & Chipsets on 2004-01-26