Yikes, it seems like only a short time ago that we reviewed AMD's Athlon 64 3200+, one of the the fastest AMD processors available in mid-July 2003. That processor already went mainstream and thus is relatively cheap to get, in the meanwhile things have changed for sure. Athlon 64 is the keyword here and back in June 2004 the first Socket 939 processors, the Athlon 64 FX-53, 3800+ and 3500+, were released.
My prognosis and semi-conclusion in that 3200+ review was that I stated we'd be seeing 64-bit desktop CPU's quite soon and that did surely happen. We are still at the threshold of actual 64-bit computing though. This year it's all going to happen. Since this site is targeted at the enthusiast gamers among you we just had to equip ourselves with an AMD Athlon 64 platform. And after presenting Guru3D.com to AMD with my very fine communications skills (pleaaaaaase AMD get me a CPU...) they provided us site with an AMD Athlon 64 4000+, which of course is the processor we'll be testing today.
The drivers provided on this page are for AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+, and most of them are for Windows operating system. Before downloading the driver, please confirm the version number of the operating system installed on the computer where the driver will be installed. If the system version number does not meet the driver requirements, it may cause some unexpected problems. In the case of determining the operating system version number, it is recommended to download the 5-star driver first.
In addition, as long as your downloaded driver version can make the system work normally and stably, you don't have to excessively pursue the latest version of the driver. This is because the new version of the driver is to solve some BUGs in extreme cases, or to improve a little bit of hardware performance, but it may also bring some new unpredictable problems.
If you have a laptop or an all-in-one PC, you can also use the product name to search, and then go to the download page which has all the drivers for this machine (including: graphics card, network card, sound card, etc.). For example, if your laptop product name is: "Dell A6-9220e Inspiron Flagship", then type "Dell A6-9220e" to find all the drivers for this laptop. 2b1af7f3a8