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CPU History Tour (2003 - 2008)

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Fourth part of the CPU benchmark project. Explore the golden age of AMD when Athlon 64 was the top processor. Later, Intel's comeback with Core 2 completely changed the balance of power.

Athlon 64 FX, Opteron (Socket 940, Nvidia nForce Pro 2200)

Athlon 64, Sempron (Socket 754, Nvidia nForce4-4X)

Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Sempron (Socket 939, Nvidia nForce4)

Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Phenom (Socket AM2, AM2+, AMD 790FX)

Dual Opteron (Socket F, Nvidia nForce Pro 3600)

Pentium 4, Pentium D, Celeron, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme (Socket 775, Intel 975X)

Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, Pentium E, Celeron, Xeon (Socket 775, Intel P35)

Xeon, Dual Xeon (Socket 771, Intel 5000P)

Operating system and drivers

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