It might sound like a standard topic, but in reality it's quite dramatic: the AMD Athlon XP 2300+ challenges the Intel Pentium 4/3000. We've overclocked these two processors to the extreme, and in the end, they bedazzle with performances that will not be available on the market for another nine months. After all, with their latest offerings, the two manufacturers tout their respective processors as representatives of maximum performance levels. The task of coaxing that maximum performance out of the two competitors presented us with a particular challenge, but it was all done under conditions for absolutely stable operation.
The top products AMD Athlon XP 2000+ and Intel Pentium 4/2200 provide the foundation for extreme overclocking.
AMD Athlon XP 2000+ at the limit: 1912 MHz with the help of watercooling.
Testing station with the Athlon XP, which has attained the level of 2300+.
- Speed Euphoria: AMD Vs. Intel - Who's Ahead?
- Speed Euphoria: AMD Vs. Intel - Who's Ahead? Continued
- Tuning AMD & Intel CPUs In Practice
- Tuning AMD & Intel CPUs In Practice, Continued
- Overclocking In Detail: Athlon XP With 1866 MHz
- DDR333 Memory For 166 MHz FSB
- Overclocking In Detail: Pentium 4 With 3000 MHz
- Up Close: All Test Components
- Test Configuration And Details
- Benchmarks Under Windows XP
- OpenGL Performance: Quake 3 Arena
- Direct3D - DirectX 7: 3D Mark 2000
- MP3 Audio Encoding: Lame MP3
- SiSoft Sandra Benchmarks: CPU And Multimedia
- 3D Rendering: Newtek Lightwave 7b
- Compiling Linux: Suse Linux 7.3 / Kernel 2.4.13
- 3D-Rendering Performance: SPECviewperf "Lightscape"
- 3D-Rendering Performance: Cinema 4D XL R6
- Conclusion: Pentium 4/3000 Hindered By DDR Memory - Athlon XP 2300+ Is The Stronger Performer