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Price Comparison: P4 Vs. Athlon XP

Speed Isn't Everything: P4/2800 Meets Athlon XP 2600+
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Processor Price per 1000
Intel Pentium 4/2800A US$ 508
Intel Pentium 4/2666A US$ 401
Intel Pentium 4/2533A US$ 243
Intel Pentium 4/2400A US$ 201
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ US$ 297
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ US$ 193
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ US$ 183
AMD Athlon XP 2100+ US$ 174

Test Setup And Details

Intel Hardware & Software (Socket 478)
Processors
133 MHz FSB
533 MHz Memory Clock
Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (2800 MHz)
Pentium 4 2.6 GHz (2666 MHz)
Pentium 4 2.5 GHz (2533 MHz)
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (2400 MHz)
Pentium 4 2.3 GHz (2266 MHz)
Processors
100 MHz FSB
400 MHz Memory Clock
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz (2400 MHz)
Pentium 4 2.2 GHz (2200 MHz)
Pentium 4A 2.0 GHz (2000 MHz)
Pentium 4A 1.8 GHz (1800 MHz)
Pentium 4A 1.6 GHz (1600 MHz)
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz (2000 MHz)
Pentium 4 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz)
Motherboard and Memory Asus P4T533-C (Intel 850E Chipset) Revision: 1.01
Bios: 1006 BETA 002 (07.08.2002)
2x 256 MB RDRAM, PC800, 533 MHz, 40ns, Infinion
2x 256 MB RDRAM, PC1066, 533 MHz, 32ns, Kingstone
Driver Intel 850E Driver
V 4.00.1013 (7.06.2002)
Intel IAA Driver
V 2.2.0.2126
AMD Hardware (Socket 462)
Processors
133 MHz FSB
166 MHz Memory Clock
Athlon XP 2600+ (2133 MHz)
Athlon XP 2200+ (1800 MHz)
Athlon XP 2100+ (1733 MHz)
Athlon XP 2000+ (1666 MHz)
Athlon XP 1900+ (1600 MHz)
Athlon XP 1800+ (1533 MHz)
Athlon XP 1700+ (1466 MHz)
Athlon XP 1600+ (1400 MHz)
Athlon XP 1500+ (1333 MHz)
Athlon 1400 (1400 MHz)
Processors
100 MHz FSB
133 MHz Memory Clock
Athlon 850 (850/100/133 MHz)
Motherboard and Memory Epox EP-8K3A+ (VIA Apollo KT333 Chipset) Revision: 1.0
Bios: 8k3a2328 (19.06.2002)
512 MB DDR-SDRAM, CL2.0, 166 MHz, PC2700, Winbond
Drivers VIA KT333 Driver 4 in 1 Version: 4.40(a)P3
INF File Version: 1.60a
AGP Driver Version: 4.20a
IDE Filter driver Version: 1.20
Common Hardware
Graphics Card GeForce 4 Ti 4600 (MSI MS-8872) Version: 2.00
Memory: 128 MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Clock: 650 MHz
Chip Clock: 300 MHz
Hard Drive 40 GB, 6L040J2, Maxtor
UDMA100, 7200 U/min, 2 MB Cache
Network D-Link DFE-530TX (10/100 Mbit)
CDROM Asus 52x
Drivers and Software
Graphics Driver Detonator 4 Serie Version: 29.42
DirectX Version: 8.1
OS Windows XP, Build 2600
Benchmarks and Settings
Bapco Sysmark 2002 Version 1.0
Quake III Arena Patch V1.16
640x480 - 16 bit / 1024 x 768 - 32 bit
Timedemo1 / demo demo001 / nv15demo
command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0 command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0
Graphics detail = Normal
3DMark 2000 Pro Version 1.1
Build 340
1024 x 786 - 16 bit
Default Benchmark
3DMark 2001 SE Version 1.1
Build 340
Patch Build 330
1024 x 786 - 32 bit
Default Benchmark
PCMark 2002 Pro Pack Build 100
CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra Standard 2002 SP1 Version 2002.6.8.97
CPU Multi-Media- / CPU Arithmetic- / Memory Bandwidth- Benchmark
Newtek Lightwave Version 7.5 - Build 572
Render First Frame = 1
Render Last Frame = 60
Render Frame Step = 1
Rendering Bench "SKULL_HEAD_NEWEST.LWS"
Show Rendering in Progress = 320x240
Ray Trace Shadows, Reflection, Refraction, Transparency = on
Multithreading = 8 Threads
DivX Pro Version 5.0.02
Xmpeg - Version 4.5
150 MB VOB Datei, 3780 Frames, 720 x 480 pixel, 25 fps
Audio = off, Crop = on, Video Format = YV12
Performance/quality = Slowest, Encoding bitrate = 780 kbps
Pinnacle Studio 7 Version 7.13.5
Rendering - DVD Compatible
no Audio
Lame Version 3.92
32 bit DOS Prompt, 178 MB Wave file, 44100 Hz
32 - 320 kbit sampling
e-merge Winace Version 2.2
178 MB Wave file, Compression = Best, Dictonary = 4096 kB
Maxon Computer Cinema 4D XL 7- Version 7.303
Rendering in 1024 x 786, "Radiosity-Stairs.c4d"
magix mp3 maker platinum Version 3.04 D
178 MB Wave file, 44100 Hz, VBR = on and quality
SPEC Viewperf Version 7.0
1280 x 1024 / 32 bit / 85 Hz, Vsync = off
Comanche 4 1024 x 768 / 32 bit / Audio = off
discreet 3ds Max 4.2
4.26 Service Pack 1
Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
Rendering Single, 1024x768
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