c't benchmarks AMD Athlon64 against XP, Pentium 4

GERMAN TECH MAGAZINE c't has published a set of benchmarks in the latest paper edition of its magazine which some subscribers have received today. The magazine, in an article by Georg Schnurer, compares a prototype 1.2GHz Athlon64, a 1.2GHz Athlon XP and a Pentium 4 running at 2.2GHz.

Of the benchmarks, the most important noted by our German readers are the Bapco Sysmark 2002, SPECfp base 2000, and SPECint base 2000. The magazine also publishes a number of comparisons between these three different CPUs using different games.

The Athlon 64 (Clawhammer) is shown as having 1MB of cache L2 cache, the XP 256K, and the 2.2GHz Pentium 4 512K, with the different processors using PC2700, PC2700 and PC2100 memory types in order.

News source: The Reg

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But that's what it will run like 95% of the time. When it's released, there isn't going to be 64bit versions of every piece of software that you own. Especially as Athlon64 is aimed at non-enterprise.

Also people from Neowin will be buying this chip for their home machines. I doubt we'll find many with Itaniums...

Although a comparing a 1.2ghz to a 2.2ghz, it doesn't look too promising. Slower then a 2.2 P4?

Have AMD announced what the starting clock speed will be for the Athlon64's?