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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.