Athlon XP Meets P4: A Comparison Of All CPUs

3D Rendering Performance: SPECviewperf "Lightscape"

The "Lightscape" benchmark produced very clear results - the Pentium 4 CPUs, with their faster clock speeds, were clearly in the lead, while the fastest AMD processor, the Athlon XP 1800+, took fifth in the rankings. The big loser is the Intel Pentium 4/1400.

MPEG-2 Video Encoding: Pinnacle Studio 7

The Intel Pentium 4/2000 was the fastest at creating an MPEG-2 film using Pinnacle Studio 7. The Athlon XP 1800+ took second place - and the remaining rankings were split between Intel and AMD CPUs.

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  • salem80
    Good thing to read the history ..........
  • stascom
    i'm playing around with some old hardware (A-XP 1600+, 512MB, 9600XT), and this is nice to read. Nostalgic, if you will. As fun, as it is to play BC2 on my 6-core Phenom and HD6870, there is just something exciting about getting an old machine running with some of the highest end hardware of its day. I have a P-III machine with Voodoo 3 running Unreal with Glide, how often do you see that? :P
  • stascom
    oh, and thank you, TH, for keeping all if this content live. even images! :D