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AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 (Socket 939) Processor Review

By: Mike Wright | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Sep 10, 2004 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: AMD

Quake III Arena


Quake III Arena is a real-world OpenGL benchmark that we have been using here at TweakTown for quite a while now because it has proven itself to be one of the best gaming benchmarks around to compare a wide range of different products. Quake III is getting very old, but is still one of the best ways of testing video and PC systems for any instabilities and best performance.



When I recently tested the X800XT video board, I had noted that we were getting to the limits of what we could expect out of Quake III... that is until we threw in a more potent processor to the mix. I wasn't expecting a lot from this test, but it is tried and true so is still included in our test battery.


Yes, I realize the frames are overkill, but I was still surprised to see increases of 16-17% over the entire spectrum of resolutions tested. It just goes to show you that the Athlon FX can make even older games perform better than before.


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