Athlon 1400 vs Duron 800

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Aron Schatz
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August 24, 2001
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I always loved the cheaper CPUs. I got my hands on an Athlon 1400 and I tested it against a Duron 800. It put the Duron to shame.
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<p>Let me say that I've always liked the underdogs. I've always bought the celerons
and durons over their bigger brothers. Why? I'm cheap, and they offer great
performance for the price. Ohh, and usually, they can be overclocked nicely
as well. I'm not going to bother anyone with more meaningless speaking. Here
is what I tested with:</p>
<ul>
<li>Duron 800(6x133FSB) or Athlon 1400(10.5x133FSB)
<li>EPoX 8KHA KT266
<li>Crucial 256MB DDR running at CAS2 Turbo
<li>IBM 20GB 60GXP Hard drive
<li>Geforce2 GTS 32MB
</ul>
<p>I only used sciencemark and sandra. Of course Nvidia was down when I was trying
to complete the quake benches...</p>
<p align="center">Duron 800 (6x133)</p>
<p><table BORDER WIDTH=100% >
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th COLSPAN=2>Benchmark</th>
<th>Exec Time</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale180.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td COLSPAN=2 BGCOLOR=FF0000><i> Simulate Liquid Argon at 140K</i></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FF0000> 124.8&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FF0000> 0.671&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/moldyn.gif height=15 width=207></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th COLSPAN=2>Benchmark</th>
<th>Exec Time</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale650.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td COLSPAN=2 BGCOLOR=33CCFF><i>Primodia: Atomic RHF Promethium</i></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=33CCFF> 382.0&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=33CCFF> 0.741&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/primordia.gif height=15 width=175></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th COLSPAN=2>Benchmark</th>
<th>Exec Time</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale650.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td COLSPAN=2 BGCOLOR=#DBDEDF><i> Qmc: Energy Calc. Of H2O</i></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#DBDEDF> 450.7&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#DBDEDF> 0.733&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/qmc.gif height=15 width=207></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th>Write Bandwidth</th>
<th>DataSet(KB)</th>
<th>Transfer Rate(MB/s)</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale21700.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L1 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 262.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 5936.4&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 0.647&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 81></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L2 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 524.3&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 2357.3&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 0.619&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 32></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L3 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC>8388.6&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 629.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 0.857&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 8></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th>Read Bandwidth</th>
<th>DataSet(KB)</th>
<th>Transfer Rate(MB/s)</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale21700.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L1 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 262.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 8098.6&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 0.667&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width=111></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L2 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 524.3&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 2438.4&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 0.646&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 33></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L3 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC>8388.6&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 1095.2&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 0.889&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 15></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th>BLAS Routine</th>
<th>Npeak</th>
<th>Max MFLOPS</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale2170.gif></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td BGCOLOR=#00CC00>BLAS1: ddot.f</td>
<td> 3200</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#00CC00> 392.2&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#00CC00> 0.660&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/ddot.gif height=15 width= 54></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td BGCOLOR=#FF9900>BLAS1: daxpy.f</td>
<td> 3200</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FF9900> 561.7&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FF9900> 0.733&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/daxpy.gif height=15 width= 77></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td BGCOLOR=#FF99FF>BLAS2: dgemv.f</td>
<td> 80</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FF99FF> 744.4&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FF99FF> 0.605&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/dgemv.gif height=15 width=102></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td BGCOLOR=#FFFF00>BLAS3: dgemm.f</td>
<td> 50</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FFFF00> 926.9&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FFFF00> 0.688&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/dgemm.gif height=15 width=127></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td COLSPAN=3 BGCOLOR=#CCCCCC>&nbsp;<b><i>Science Mark</i></b> Score</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT> 69.76&nbsp;</td>
<td BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF></td>
<td></td>
</tr>
</table>
<p align="center">Athlon 1400 (10.5x133)</p>
<table BORDER WIDTH=100% >
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th COLSPAN=2>Benchmark</th>
<th>Exec Time</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale180.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td COLSPAN=2 BGCOLOR=FF0000><i> Simulate Liquid Argon at 140K</i></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FF0000> 71.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FF0000> 1.177&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/moldyn.gif height=15 width=118></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th COLSPAN=2>Benchmark</th>
<th>Exec Time</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale650.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td COLSPAN=2 BGCOLOR=33CCFF><i>Primodia: Atomic RHF Promethium</i></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=33CCFF> 224.8&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=33CCFF> 1.260&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/primordia.gif height=15 width=103></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th COLSPAN=2>Benchmark</th>
<th>Exec Time</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale650.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td COLSPAN=2 BGCOLOR=#DBDEDF><i> Qmc: Energy Calc. Of H2O</i></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#DBDEDF> 253.3&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#DBDEDF> 1.305&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/qmc.gif height=15 width=116></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th>Write Bandwidth</th>
<th>DataSet(KB)</th>
<th>Transfer Rate(MB/s)</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale21700.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L1 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 262.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC>11186.2&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 1.219&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width=154></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L2 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC>1048.6&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 4490.2&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 1.178&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 61></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L3 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC>8388.6&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 660.6&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 0.900&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 9></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th>Read Bandwidth</th>
<th>DataSet(KB)</th>
<th>Transfer Rate(MB/s)</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale21700.gif></td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L1 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 262.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC>14382.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 1.184&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width=198></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L2 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC>1048.6&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 4490.2&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 1.190&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 61></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC><FONT SIZE=-1><I> L3 Cache</I></FONT></td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC>8388.6&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 1344.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=FFCCCC> 1.091&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/bandwidth.gif height=15 width= 18></td>
</tr>
<tr VALIGN=BOTTOM>
<th>BLAS Routine</th>
<th>Npeak</th>
<th>Max MFLOPS</th>
<th>Perf/Athlon1200DDR</th>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/scale2170.gif></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td BGCOLOR=#00CC00>BLAS1: ddot.f</td>
<td> 3200</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#00CC00> 699.9&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#00CC00> 1.178&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/ddot.gif height=15 width= 96></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td BGCOLOR=#FF9900>BLAS1: daxpy.f</td>
<td> 3200</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FF9900>1014.1&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FF9900> 1.323&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/daxpy.gif height=15 width=139></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td BGCOLOR=#FF99FF>BLAS2: dgemv.f</td>
<td> 80</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FF99FF>1277.5&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FF99FF> 1.038&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/dgemv.gif height=15 width=176></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td BGCOLOR=#FFFF00>BLAS3: dgemm.f</td>
<td> 60</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FFFF00>1825.3&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT BGCOLOR=#FFFF00> 1.354&nbsp;</td>
<td ALIGN=LEFT><img SRC=./images/dgemm.gif height=15 width=251></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td COLSPAN=3 BGCOLOR=#CCCCCC>&nbsp;<b><i>Science Mark</i></b> Score</td>
<td ALIGN=RIGHT>123.78&nbsp;</td>
<td BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF></td>
<td></td>
</tr>
</table>
<p>And Sandra CPU scores:</p>
<p><center>Athlon 1400<br><img src=./images/800vs1400/cpuscore.gif></center></p>
<p><center>Duron 800<br><img src=./images/kk266/cpuscore.gif></center></p>
<p><center>And one memory bandwith score<br><img src=./images/800vs1400/memscore.gif></center></p>
<p>I think the results speak for themselves. What more is there to say? Okay,
the Athlon is a bit more expensive but it is well worth it in the long run.
I'd like to thank my friend for letting me test his system.</p>

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