DirectX 7 Games: 3D Mark 2000
3D Mark 2000 shows the Direct3D performance of DirectX7 under Windows XP. According to old tradition, the AMD Athlon XP 2600+ soars above the Intel Pentium 4/2533 with Rambus memory (PC1200) by almost 700 points. The absolute leader of the pack is the overclocked Athlon XP 3400+.
DirectX 8 Games: 3D Mark 2001 SE
3D Mark 2001 shows the Direct 3D performance from DirectX 8 under Windows XP. This test shows that the Athlon XP 2600+ lies just 180 points behind the Pentium 4/2400.
DirectX8-Hardcore-Spiel: Comanche 4
Comanche 4 is one of the first games on the market to support DirectX8. With its high clock speed, the Athlon XP 2600+ can basically gain ground and reach the performance of a Pentium 4/2533 with PC800. When older processors are used, such as the Athlon 850, the game can hardly be played.