phoronix: AMD DDR2 Performance Preview

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006 @ 17:15:10 EDT by meshal

Continuing on from our Athlon 64 X2 4200+ and Sempron 3400+ Linux benchmarks, today we have looked at AMD's DDR2 performance with their Socket AM2. Using the system we used to deliver our initial AMD AM2 performance results, we have run a matched pair of Corsair XMS2-5400UL DDR2 through its paces at different frequencies. Used for the memory benchmarking under Linux was RAMspeed, which is an open-source cache and memory benchmark, and has been part of our Phoronix Linux benchmarking suite for some time now.

Hardware Components
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.20GHz)
Motherboard: ASRock AM2NF4G-SATA2 (nForce 410)
Memory: 2 x 512MB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-667 (5-5-5-15)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT 256MB
Hard Drives: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB SATA2
Optical Drives: Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM
Power Supply: Sytrin Nextherm 460W
Software Components
Operating System: Fedora Core 5
Linux Kernel: 2.6.16-1.2122_FC5 SMP (x86_64)
GCC: 4.1.0
Graphics Driver: NVIDIA 1.0-8762
X.Org: 7.0.0

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