Direct3D Performance - DirectX 7: 3D Mark 2000
3D Mark 2000 determines DirectX 7's Direct3D performance under Windows XP. The diagram shows that all AMD processors come out better than the Intel CPUs. Interestingly, the older Athlon 1400 comes out ahead of the Athlon XP 1500+. The front-runner is the Athlon XP 1800+.
Direct3D Performance - DirectX 8: 3D Mark 2001
3D Mark 2001 determines DirectX 8's Direct3D performance under Windows XP. Once again, the Athlon XP 1800+ is the king of the hill. The Pentium 4/2000 doesn't even enter the picture until fourth place.