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Monday, 15 November 2010 06:27

AMD Athlon II X4 645 in the labs

Written by Eliot Kucharik

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Review: Slight speed pump for the Athlons

Last month, AMD released several CPUs with a slight speed-bump which also included the Athlon II X4 645. With current 3.1GHz it's the top of the L3 cacheless Propus line. All the other specifications stayed the same, with 4x256 L2 Cache, 64kB Cache for data and instructions per core and a TDP of 95W. While the first Propus Athlon II X4 620 was fired with 1.40V, thankfully AMD reduced the VCore to 1.35V at load and 1.00V in Cool'n'Quiet mode. Let's see how the CPU does.

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Testbed:
Motherboard:
ASRock 890GX Extreme 3 (provided byASRock)
AMD 890GX/SB850
MSI P55-GD65 (provided by MSI)
Intel P55
ASRock H55M Pro (provided by ASRock)
Intel H55


CPU:
Intel Pentium G6950, Core i3-530 (provided by Mindfactory)
Intel Core i5-750 (provided by Intel)
AMD Athlon II X4 620/645/X6 1090T (provided by AMD)
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 95W (provided by ASRock)

CPU-Cooler:
Scythe Grand Kama Cross (provided by Scythe-Europe) for AMD and Intel 1156
Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme 1366 (provided by Thermalright) for Intel 1366

Memory:
G.Skill Eco 4GB Kit PC3-12800 (provided by G.Skill)
1067MHz CL7-7-7-20 CR1T 1.35V for Athlon II X2, Pentium G6950, i7-975
1333MHz CL7-7-7-20 CR1T 1.35V for Athlon II X4, Phenom II X4/X6, i3-530, i5-750

Graphics Card:
MSI R4850-2D1G-OC (provided byMSI)

Power supply:
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 500W (provided by PC Power & Cooling)

Hard disk:
Samsung F1 1000GB RAID-Edition (provided by Ditech)

Case fans:
SilenX iXtrema Pro 14dB(A) (provided by PC-Cooling.at)
Scythe DFS122512LS

Case:
Cooler Master Stacker 831 Lite (provided by Cooler Master)

OS:
All tests are performed with XP SP3. As 64-bit software is still not very common, we used the 32-bit version.

 

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+4 #1 guideX 2010-11-15 08:28
Cannot say i fully understood a single page of this review.
 
 
+3 #2 stoneeh 2010-11-15 08:34
speed bump, actually
 
 
+2 #3 genetix 2010-11-15 09:01
Not that its' relayted to this article, but it's still fully any people trust or benchmarks with Entech/FutureMark benhcmarks. They haven't understood hardware in years and it truly shows here at 3DMark.

As for article I honestly think the 5 pages shows all needed for the released new core.
 
 
-2 #4 hellfire 2010-11-15 09:51
Quote:
Slight speed pump for the Athlons

erm..speed...Pump? what is that?
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Before we render a conclusion, let's have a look at the overall benchmark results

O_O...oh thank you for looking at benches before the conclusion
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We are not very fond of the 100/133MHz increases of any manufacture on any CPU

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even when games are sadly not optimzied on the AMD platform

optimised on AMD platform? erm..if you talkin bout GPU its ok but cpu..
 
 
+6 #5 CRoland 2010-11-15 10:39
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We are not very fond of the 100/133MHz increases of any manufacture on any CPU. It's quite senseless to increase the frequency so little in the 3GHz age, because it does not make much difference, besides the money the companies will cash it for.


Not sure about Intel, but whenever AMD does one of these across-the-line speed bumps, the new models replace the slower ones, in effect making the CPU at any price point faster.
 
 
-12 #6 Tr0y 2010-11-15 10:41
Does the world really need a million different AMD processors with only slightly different clock speeds?

We now have the whole spectrum between 2,7 and 3,6 GHz covered with 0,1GHz steps.

Why would I go for a 3,4GHz CPU when I can get a 3,5GHz for (almost) the same price? :o
 
 
-15 #7 HiTechpro 2010-11-15 11:49
AMD CPU and GPU is the cheap and slow poormans PC parts,discount parts.
 
 
+1 #8 loadwick 2010-11-15 12:27
that is a seriously poor overclocking sample you have there. I am not trying to brag i am just wondering if you tried everything to get it working at higher frequences. I needed to increase many voltages to get mine stable. I bought a X4 620 (2.8GHz) and run every voltage at stock and get 3.6GHz out of it. I had so got it stable above 4GHz but there was a lot heat to deal with and not worth it because of the noise.

Did you try dropping the multiplier and running the FSB really high? I mine goes to 320MHz without a problem.
 
 
+1 #9 Haberlandt 2010-11-15 15:39
Quote:
A potent graphics-card will always be more crucial for good framerates then a faster CPU.



Maybe a couple of years ago, but as broken as games are nowadays, I highly doubt it.
 
 
-8 #10 AndromedaB 2010-11-15 16:51
Once you buy AMD, you don't go back... to AMD.. ever again
 

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