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    Athlon 64 FX-57 Processor Review
    By Vince Freeman :  June 27, 2005

    TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 MPEG-1 Encoding Performance

    TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 is the latest revision to this popular MPEG encoder, and a program that not only offers real-world MPEG performance results, but also includes a host of specialized CPU support options. The program supports virtually all CPU multimedia features such as MMX/MMX-2, SSE/SSE2/SSE3, 3DNow!, and even multi-processing and Hyper-Threading.

    For the following test, we've taken a high-end, 3-minute AVI file, and then encoded it to MPEG-1 using TMPGEnc. The results are expressed in the form of time elapsed (minutes: seconds) and unlike our other benchmarks, a smaller bar denotes less time taken, and therefore higher performance.

    Media encoding is an area that rewards both high-end clock speeds and multi-threaded support, so even though the Athlon 64 FX-57 covers off the former with ease, its score is still very impressive against the dual core competition. Once again, AMD's equals the time of the Pentium 4-3.73 GHz EE, and shows that you do not require multi-threading support to burn through MPEG-1 encoding.

    TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 MPEG-2 Encoding Performance

    For the next test, we've taken the same high-end, 3-minute AVI file, and encoded it to MPEG-2 using TMPGEnc Express 3.0. This is more stressful on the system than our previous MPEG-1 encoding, and is the standard for DVD authoring. The performance results are expressed in the form of time elapsed (minutes: seconds) and as with the MPEG-1 results, a smaller bar denotes less time taken, and therefore higher performance.

    The MPEG-2 encoding test results show the Athlon 64 FX-57 making a huge improvement over the Athlon 64 FX-55 and Athlon 64 4000+, both of which feature older 130nm cores. TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 supports all of the newest CPU features, like SSE3, and as we can see from the Athlon 64 3800+ time, it really seems to run nicely on the new 90nm San Diego and Venice cores. Then again, the Pentium 4-3.73 GHz EE and Pentium 4 670 beat the new and improved Athlon 64 FX-57 by well over a minute, and proves that HT support definitely has its advantages.

    XMPEG DivX Encoding Performance

    We have also added in a few new media encoding tests, starting with XMPEG and its DivX encoding benchmark test. The same 3 minute video file is used, and the time to encode the 5K+ frames is displayed in the chart below. As with the previous encoding tests, these are time-based and a smaller bar denotes higher performance.

    The Athlon 64 FX-57 posts a very nice XMPEG encoding time, and improves slightly on the Athlon 64 FX-55 high score, as well as giving the Intel processors a bit more competition. Even so, the 2.8 GHz Athlon 64 FX-57 still cannot outpace the trio of Pentium 4-3.73 GHz, Pentium 4 670 and Pentium EE 840 processors.

    Windows Media Encoder 9 Performance

    Our last addition measures basic Windows Media Encoder performance using the 3-minute DivX file we produced above, and using the Windows Media Encoder 9 to convert it into .wmv format. WME 9 offers support for multi-threading and CPU optimizations, which makes it another great media encoding test for our high-end processors.

    The Windows Media Encoder 9 results are a bit different story, and here the Athlon 64 FX-57 posts an encoding time on par with both the Pentium 4-3.73 GHz EE and Pentium 4 670 processors. The dual core models still hold the top times, but the Athlon 64 FX-57 is definitely at the very top of the single core performance chart.

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    Page 1 The Athlon 64 FX-57 Processor
    Page 2 Performance and Test Systems
    Page 3 Business & Content Creation Winstone 2004 Performance
    Page 4 PCMark 2004 Pro Performance
    Page 5 SANDRA 2005, ScienceMark 2 & CINEBENCH 2003 Performance
  • Page 6 MPEG-1/2, DivX and WME Encoding Performance
    Page 7 Quake 3, FarCry & Half-Life 2 Performance
    Page 8 DOOM 3, UT 2003 & UT 2004 Performance
    Page 9 3DMark 2005, AquaMark 3 & Halo Performance
    Page 10 Benchmark Analysis, Value and Conclusion

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