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AMD AthlonFX-53 CPU Reviews

Quote from the review at HardOCP:

“Looking beyond supply and pricing, you have what is best CPU AMD has ever made in our opinion. The AthlonFX-53 has taken the speed crown from Intel’s Extreme Edition CPUs in the performance gaming arena.”

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Quote from the review at Digit-Life:

“It hasn’t been long after AMD announced its first “extreme” processor, Athlon 64 FX-51. And today Athlon 64 FX family was extended with another product, namely Athlon 64 FX-53. Everyone knew in advance what it would be and… turned out to be right: yes, it’s the same K8-based chip operating with DDR400 Registered SDRAM, featuring a dual-channel controller and on-chip 1MB L2 cache. The list of differences from Athlon 64 FX-51 includes the only item: the novelty operates at 2400MHz that is 200MHz faster then the predecessor’s clock rate.”

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Quote from the review at The Tech Report:

“To gauge the FX-53’s success in its quest for the Overall Performance Lead in the x86 world, we’ve lined up sixteen of its competitors and tested it against ’em all. Our contestants range from the exotic (the P4 Extreme Edition 3.4GHz) to the novel (the Pentium 4 Prescott) to the massively overclocked (the Athlon XP-M 2500+ dialed up to 2.4GHz.) To make things even more interesting, we’ll be exploring how the various AMD and Intel processors assembled here scale with clock speed and model number increases. “

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Quote from the review at Anandtech:

“This is really the biggest question that we need to answer. We already know that we are not going to recommend this part before the release of its socket 939 counterpart. We’ve spoken about the issue before, and our recent AMD CPU roadmap article shows the Athlon 64 FX-53 to be the very last Athlon 64 processor produced for socket 940. While this isn’t exactly the end of the platform (Opteron CPUs will still be using socket 940), it will be the end of the desktop as a target market.

The upside is that moving to the new platform will allow us to find very fast RAM easily (since it will simply use current unbuffered DDR400 technology), and we should see improved performance from the same CPU”

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