Clash Of The OC'd Titans: Athlon XP 2300+ vs. Pentium 4/3000

3D Rendering: Newtek Lightwave 7b

In the Lightwave benchmark, the Intel optimization (SSE2) is evident. The result: for rendering, the Athlon XP 2300+ takes almost double the amount of time the Pentium 4/3000 requires.

Office Performance: Sysmark 2001

The benchmark result of the Pentium 4/3000 gives us food for thought - we suspect an error in the counting algorithm. Most probably, the Sysmark 2001 is not suited for such high clock speeds. Otherwise, the Athlon XP 2300+ and the Pentium 4/2600 show noteworthy performance scores.