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Sneaky Athlon 64 Benchmarks

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By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Feb 20, 2003 3:02 am

The sneaky boys and girls from the Hardware Analysis website were able to run some benchmarks on an AMD Athlon 64 system running a 64bit Linux OS and the 64bit demo of Unreal Tournament 2003, while AMD reps were busy talking to other journalists in the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.


10 points for bravery, I couldn't see myself doing something like that.


As promised we'd give you an update on the performance and other features of the AMD systems that we reported on yesterday. Naturally AMD wasn't very keen on disclosing clockspeed or detailed system configurations of the demo systems they had running, but we took advantage of a few fellow journalists entering the room and keeping the AMD PR people busy to run a few quick benchmarks on the Athlon-64 system. The Athlon-64 demo system we already reported on yesterday had a 2GHz clockspeed and used the SuSe 64-bit Linux operating system and was running the 64-bit version of Unreal Tournament 2003 as a demo.
More information @ Hardware Analysis


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