cdrinfo.com: Last year, Advanced Micro Devices introduced us to the first two Athlon 64-bit processors. The Athlon 3000+ and FX-51 were built for 754 and 940-pin sockets respectively. Now AMD once again changed its CPU design and came up with a new socket infrastructure, the 939-pin socket, which seems to be the future of the Athlon 64 processors with its main competitor being the S-940.
legitreviews.com: With AMD's entry level dual core processor costing more than double that of Intel's, many consumers simply can't afford AMD's Athlon 64 X2 processors. All that changes today with the release of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor. The new X2 3800+ comes at a value packed price tag of $354 US on the day it launches and it will of course go down as the market settles down after the launch...
techreport.com: WHEN WE FIRST reviewed the Athlon 64 X2 processor a few months back, we said that it was an outstanding CPU, but we wished out loud for AMD to start selling a 2GHz version of the X2 at a lower price. After all, we argued, Intel's Pentium D 820 is a killer deal at just under $250, while the least expensive Athlon 64 X2 costs over twice that. Sure, the X2's performance might well justify the price premium, but we'll take more for our money when we can get it. Today, our wish is fulfilled in the form of the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, a dual-core processor running at 2GHz with 512K of L2 cache per core.
lostcircuits.com: With the latest stepping of the dual processor series, AMD dishes up the Manchester core to set new standards in energy efficiency and price/performance ratio. Taking advantage of the proverbial excellent gaming and floating point performance and stripping the dual cores of 50% of their hard-earned cache in combination with a frequency sweetspot of 2.0 GHz results in a killer CPU at a reasonable price tag. Arguably, there are cheaper processors on the market, there are faster cores out there (as measured in clock frequency) and there are "the others" but after wrapping up this review, there is nothing out there that combines that many positive features as the Manchester running at 2.0 GHz, using the moniker X2-3800+.
neoseeker.com: The 3800x2 overclocked suprisingly well; I am quite certain that I would have been able to push it further with a better cooling solution - and I may try doing just that in a few weeks. For the best performance I was able to achieve, I ran the processor at 1.5V, the memory at 2.7V with 2.5-4-4-8-2T timings. I reduced the HT multiplier to 3x, and increased the FSB clock to 310MHz with a multiplier of 8. This resulted in a 2480MHz core clock speed, 930MHz HT speed, and 310MHz (DDR620) memory speed.
driverheaven.net: A few months back we took a look at a couple of AMD's X2 CPU's in the form of the 4800+ and the 4400+. Both provided excellent performance in all tasks however they did come at quite a hefty price. Since publishing those articles AMD released the 3800+ which provides AMD users with all of the benefits of Dual Core computing - however at a much lower cost. Aimed to compete directly with the Pentium D 820 in terms of price and performance we were very interested to see just how well the new chip would compete with our previous Gold Award winner.
hothardware.com: Although desktop dual-core processors from AMD are on the horizon, engineers there are still hard at work refining their single-core processor designs. The latest revision to the Athlon 64 core, internally code named "Venice", recently made it way onto the mass market, carrying a "Rev. E" moniker. With the Venice core, AMD has integrated SSE3 multimedia instruction sets into the Athlon 64, and have made some additions and enhancements to the integrated memory controller as well.
techreport.com: NOW THAT THE INITIAL WAVE of dual-core CPU previews is over, we have some time to focus on a new processor that you can actually purchase today. I'm talking, of course, about the new revision E versions of the Athlon 64, and more specifically about the new core code-named "Venice" that has been (ahem) making waves of late. The Venice core brings with it a number of enhancements--including SSE3 support, a revised memory controller, and a clear, cream-like substance--in order to achieve even better clock-for-clock performance than previous versions of the Athlon 64.
driverheaven.net: It's been quite a while since we looked at an AMD processor on Driverheaven and in that time AMD have been busy enhancing their range of CPU's. The socket 939 Athlon64's have begun moving to the Venice core and AMD have also launched the X2 brand of Dual Core Athlon64's so let's kill two birds with one stone and have a look at a processor of each type. The 3800+ and the 4800+, and see how they compare to one of Intel's latest and greatest, the 3.46 GHz P4EE.
legitreviews.com: Legit Reviews takes a closer look at the dual core 3800+ in an overclocking environment. While the majority of users will appreciate the benefits of dual core for under $375, the enthusiasts among us are looking to squeeze ever last bit of performance out of this processor.
pcstats.com: The Athlon64 3800+ uses an organic FCPGA packaging as opposed to the ceramic found on Athlon64 FX chips. From the top, the Athlon64 3800+ looks identical to the Athlon64 3200+. On the bottom of the processor, it is simply filled with pins, although this shouldn't be a surprise considering the amount of pins in the new socket 939 package. Along with the introduction of the Socket 939 Athlon64 3800+, AMD also released the Socket 939 Athlon64 3500+ (2.2 GHz) and moved its high end Athlon64 FX-53 (2.4 GHz) over to the Socket 939 platform.
techpowerup.com: AMD has released a new revision of their Athlon64 S939, the code name is Venice. Venice is produced in 90nm, has 512KB Cache and is clocked betwen 1.8 GHz and 2.4 GHz. We test it against the Winchster and two Pentium4 systems.