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AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 and Athlon 64 4000+


Product
CPU
Date
14th November 2004
Manufacured By
Supplied By
Price
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor $827 each (PIB)
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ processor $729 each (PIB
Author

 

 

 

Introduction:::...

It's not too long ago that AND announced the birth of their Socket-939 platform so it's good to see the list of comptible processors increasing so soon.

The processors I want to take a quick look at today are the recently announced Athlon64 4000+ running at 2.4GHz and the FX55 which runs at 2.6GHz. Both still use the "old" 0.13micron process, a fact that must make Intel sting a little after their move to 0.09microns so early in the year.

AMD keep turning up the revs and the A64 somehow keeps responding, though it should be said that in the case of the 4000+ AMD have increased the L2 cache to 1MB rather than incresing the core frequency This means three of their CPU's (five if you include the two flavors of FX53) now run at 2.4GHz, there's the 3700+ with its 64bit memory controller, the 3800+ with its 128bit (dual channel) memory controller and only 512k L2 cache and finally the 4000+ with both a 128bit dual channel memory controller and also 1MB L2 cache.

It's a virtual victory as it's a virtual frequency but this release marks the first time a processor has laid claim to the 4GHz marker!

Due to a delivery cock-up we got our samples rather late, as such I don't plan on wasting too much time and effort duplicating everything you've read already on other websites. I did though want to run a few benchmarks and offer our thoughts on these new chips.

First let's glance over the specs:

 

 

AMD ATHLON 64 4000+ TECH SPECS:

  • L1 Cache Size: 64KB data + 64KB instruction = 128KB Total
  • L2 Cache Size: 1MB (exclusive)
  • CPU Core Frequency: 2.40GHz
  • CPU to Memory Controller: 2.40GHz
  • Memory: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller
  • Types of Memory: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 and PC3200 DDR memory
  • 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)
  • Packaging: 939-pin organic micro-PGA
  • Fab location: AMD's Fab 30 wafer fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany
  • Process Technology: 130nm (.13-micron) Silicon on Insulator (SOI)
  • Approximate Transistor count: 105.9 million
  • Approximate Die Size: 193mm2
  • Nominal Voltage: 1.50 V
  • Max Ambient Case Temp: 70 degrees Celsius
  • Max Thermal Power: 89 W
  • Max Icc (processor current): 57.4A

 

AMD ATHLON 64 FX-55 TECH SPECS:

  • L1 Cache Size: 64KB data + 64KB instruction = 128KB Total
  • L2 Cache Size: 1MB (exclusive)
  • CPU Core Frequency: 2.60GHz
  • CPU to Memory Controller: 2.60GHz
  • Memory: Integrated 128-bit wide memory controller
  • Types of Memory: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 and PC3200 DDR memory
  • 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)
  • Packaging: 939-pin organic micro-PGA
  • Fab location: AMD's Fab 30 wafer fabrication facility in Dresden, Germany
  • Process Technology: 130nm (.13-micron) Silicon on Insulator (SOI)
  • Approximate Transistor count: 105.9 million
  • Approximate Die Size: 193mm2
  • Nominal Voltage: 1.50 V
  • Max Ambient Case Temp: 63 degrees Celsius
  • Max Thermal Power: 104 W
  • Max Icc (processor current): 80A

 

CPU
Athlon64 FX-53
Athlon64 FX-53
Athlon64 FX-55
Pin-Out
Socket 940
Socket 939
Socket 939
L2 Cache Size
1 MB
Clock Frequency
2.4 GHz
2.6 GHz
Memory Interface
128-bit (dual channel) Registered
128-bit (dual channel)
Transistors
105.9 Million
Die Size
193 mm2
Process Technology
130 nm
VID
1.5V

 

CPU
Athlon64 3400+
Athlon64 3500+
Athlon64 3700+
Athlon64 3800+
Athlon64 4000+
Pin-Out
Socket 754
Socket 939
Socket 754
Socket 939
Socket 939
L2 Cache Size
512 kB
512 kB
1 MB
512 kB
1 MB
Clock Frequency
2.4 GHz
2.2 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4GHz
Memory Interface
64-bit
128-bit (dual channel)
64-bit
128-bit (dual channel)
128-bit (dual channel)
Transistor Count
68.5 Million
68.5 Million
105.9 Million
68.5 Million
105.9 Million
Die Size
144 mm2
144 mm2
193 mm2
144 mm2
193 mm2
Process Technology
130 nm
VID
1.5V

 

 

 
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