View Full Version : AMD's Hammer first test

druga runda
12-23-02, 07:54 AM
Hey.. here it is, and I haven't seen a thread on it here. (as this is a real test I guess it shouldn't be in the rumor mill either ;) )

anyway here it is:

It is actually much too early days for a summary: After all the Athlon 64 we tested was only a prototype and still a far cry from its final clock frequency. Besides, we have, to date, only tested the handling of current 32-bit software by the new processor. What advantages and disadvantages the extension to a 64-bit system will bring remains an exciting question for future measurements to answer.

Despite all these caveats, however, we cannot but give excellent marks after our first tests to the Athlon 64. For a prototype the CPU's running behavior was astonishingly stable and furnished very good results when compared with the current Athlon XP running at the same clock frequency. The Athlon 64 even proved to be a match for the higher-clocked Pentium 4 of current design. In view of the performance values achieved in our tests AMD would be entitled, without it weighing on their conscience one byte, to name its 1.2 GHz model the Athlon 64 2000+. Should AMD manage to maintain this level of achievement the Athlon 64 with an opening clock frequency of 2 GHz, which is expected to make its debut at or around the time of the CeBIT 2003 trade fair, can quite reasonably be expected to brandish at its appearance a rating of 3300+. It thus promises to be a spring of CPU surprises. (pmz)

That is the summary only.
Still 2000 ghz ~ 3.333 + according to their estimates, so I assume that 2ghz Hammer will be rated at 3400+ as the rumors were running for a while.

Nevermind according to the Inquirer here http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=6815 AMD should ramp up the speed to 2600 ghz by the end of the year 2003.

Now that would be 4400+. P4 eat that ;). And the testing was 32 bit apps only, if you remember recompiling for 64 bit should increase the speed even further. Tim Sweeney hinted at another 15% increase in 64 bit here http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4465&highlight=sweeney

12-23-02, 07:22 PM
so this is a production level Hammer? or is AMD still working on it.

and...didn't we already see benchmarks from a higher clocked Hammer?

12-25-02, 07:51 AM
2600GHz? Oh sure. And i wouldnt trust any info from the inquirer.

12-25-02, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by GRiM
2600GHz? Oh sure. And i wouldnt trust any info from the inquirer.

lol, of course he meant MHz.

12-26-02, 04:24 AM
I know, didnt notice the sarcasm? ;]