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VIA K8T800 Chipset Preview - Dual Opteron in Action - Benchmarks - Synthetics

It has been a long time coming but we are finally reaching the beginning stages of 64-bit mainstream computing. AMD has been the first to bring a 64-bit processor to the market with any true support in the Opteron. VIA is one of the key chipset companies supporting AMD64 and today Shawn "Toxic" Baker takes a preview look at their new K8T800 chipset with AMD Opteron 242 and 244 processors. 64-bit computing is boarding - don't miss the train!

By: | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 25, 2003 4:00 am

PCMark 2002


- Memory



With a single 244 processor, we achieved a massive score of 9332. While some people may think that it's not that high when compared to their computer, you have to remember this is running at DDR333 and CAS 2.5. It would be interesting to see what some DDR400 CAS 2 sticks would be capable off if this option becomes available later down the track with other retail motherboards.





The difference between a single processor and a dual processor is very close; this gives the impression that PCMark 2002 in no way touches the second processor.


3DMark 2001



The difference between the 242 and 244 is about 700 3DMarks; here you see that with dual processors you lose about 300 3DMarks.


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