Athlon XP Meets P4: A Comparison Of All CPUs

Testing Procedure Peculiarities

Intel Hardware
Socket 478
Processor Intel Pentium 4/2000 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
Intel Pentium 4/1900 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
Intel Pentium 4/1800 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
Intel Pentium 4/1700 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
Intel Pentium 4/1600 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
Intel Pentium 4/1500 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
Intel Pentium 4/1400 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
Motherboard ASUS P4T-E (I850) Revision: 1.00
Memory 2 x 128 MB, RDRAM, 400 MHz, Viking
AMD Hardware
Socket 462
Processor AMD Athlon XP 1800+ MHz (1533/266 MHZ DDR)
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ MHz (1467/266 MHZ DDR)
AMD Athlon XP 1600+ MHz (1400/266 MHZ DDR)
AMD Athlon XP 1500+ MHz (1333/266 MHZ DDR)
AMD Athlon 1400 MHz (1400/266 MHZ DDR)
Motherboard Epox EP-8KHA+ (VIA KT266A) Revision: 2.0
Memory 256 MB DDR-SDRAM, CL2, PC2100, Micron
General Hardware
Graphics card GeForce 3
Memory: 64 MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory clock: 400 MHz
Chip speed: 250 MHz
Hard drive 40 GB, 5T040H4, Maxtor
UDMA100 7200 rpm 2 MB Cache
Drivers & Software
Graphics card driver Detonator 4 Serie V21.85
DirectX version 8.1
Operating system Windows XP Final, Build 2600 (Englisch)
Benchmarks & Settings
Quake III Arena Retail Version 1.16
command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0
Graphics detail set to 'Normal'
Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
3DMark2000 Version 1.1 Build 340 - default Benchmark
3DMark2001 Build 200 - default Benchmark
SiSoft Sandra 2001 Professional Version 2001.3.7.50
CINEMA 4D CineBench 6.103
mpeg4 encoding Flask V0.6 (MPEG 3)
DivX 4.02b codec
Compression: 100
Data Rate: 1500 kbit
720x480 Pixel, 25 fps
no Audio
Studio 7 Version 7.02.7 (MPEG 2)
Sysmark 2001 Patch 3
Lame Lame 3.89 MMX, SSE, SSE 2, 3DNow
WinACE 2.04, 178 MB Wave file, best compression,
Dictonary 4096 kB
Cinema 4D XL R6 CineBench
Suse Linux 7.3 Kernel 2.4.13 Compiling
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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