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Dothan Over Netburst: Is The Pentium 4 A Dead End?

Test System

Processor - Sockel - 479M - Intel
Dual Channel DDR333FSB 133 MHzPentium M 770 (2.13 GHz, 2 MB L2-Cache, Dothan)
Single Channel DDR333FSB 100 MHzPentium M 745 (1.80 GHz, 2 MB L2-Cache, Dothan)Pentium M 735 (1.70 GHz, 2 MB L2-Cache, Dothan)Pentium M 725 (1.60 GHz, 2 MB L2-Cache, Dothan)Pentium M 715 (1.50 GHz, 2 MB L2-Cache, Dothan)
Processor - Socket 478 - Intel
Dual Channel DDR400FSB 200 MHzPentium 4 3.4 GHz (3.4 GHz, 1 MB L2-Cache, Presscott)Pentium 4 3.4 GHz (3.2 GHz, 1 MB L2-Cache, Presscott)Pentium 4 3.4 GHz (3.4 GHz, 512 kB L2-Cache, Northwood)Pentium 4 3.2 GHz (3.2 GHz, 512 kB L2-Cache, Northwood)Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (2.8 GHz, 512 kB L2-Cache, Northwood)
Processor - Sockel 775 - Intel
Dual Channel DDRII-533FSB 200 MHzPentium 4 660 (3.6 GHz, 2 MB L2-Cache, Presscott)Pentium 4 650 (3.4 GHz, 2 MB L2-Cache, Presscott)Pentium 4 EE 3.40 GHz (3.40 GHz, 2 MB L3-Cache, Northwood 2M)
FSB 266 MHzPentium 4 EE 3.46 GHz (3.46 GHz, 2 MB L3-Cache, Northwood 2M)
Processor - Socket 939 - AMD
Dual Channel DDR400FSB 200 MHzAthon 64 FX-55 (2.6 GHz, 1 MB L2-Cache, Clawhammer)Athon 64 FX-53 (2.4 GHz, 1 MB L2-Cache, Clawhammer)
Athlon 64 3800+ (2.40 GHz, 512 kB L2-Cache, Newcastle)Athlon 64 3500+ (2.20 GHz, 512 kB L2-Cache, Newcastle)
Memory
DDR4002x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)Corsair CMX512-3500C2 (XMS3502 V1.1)(CL2.0-2-2-5-1T @ 200 MHz)
DDR2-5332x 512 MB - DDR2-533 (266 MHz)Infineon HYS64T64000GU-3.7-A(CL3.0-3-3-15 @ 266 MHz)
Motherboards
AMD PlatformAsus A8N-SLI Premium (Rev. 1.01, BIOS 1003-004)NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset
Intel PlattformAsus P5AD2-E Premium (Rev. 1.02, BIOS 1006)Intel 925XE ChipsetAsus P4C800-E (Rev. 1.02, BIOS 1021)Intel 875P Chipset
System Hardware
Graphics Card(AGP & PCIe)NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (Reference Board)GPU : NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (350 MHz)Memory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM (500 MHz)
Hard DriveHitachi Deskstar HDS722516VLSA80160 GB, 8 MB Cache, 7200 U/Min
Networkintegrated NVIDIA GbE LAN oder Intel CSA
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Power SupplyEnermax EG701AX-VH (600 Watt)
Software
Chipset DriversNVIDIA Forceware 6.53Intel 7.0.0.1019
Graphics DriverNVIDIA Forceware 71.84
DirectXVersion : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OSWindows XP Professional 5.10.2600,Service Pack 2

Benchmarks And Settings

OpenGL
Quake III Team ArenaVersion 1.321024x768 - 32 bitTimedemo1 / demo thg3"custom timedemo"Graphics detail = High Quality
Doom IIIVersion : 1.0.12621024x768 - 32 bitVideo Quality = High Quality
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004Version : 32551280 x 1024 / 32 bit / Audio = offTHG8-assault-single
DirectX 9
3DMark03Version 3.4.01024 x 786 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
FarCryVersion 1.3.11024 x 768 - 32 bit (light)qualtity options = low
3DMark05Version 1.21024 x 786 - 32 bitGraphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Video
Mainconcept MPEG EncoderVersion : 1.4.21.2 GB DV to MPEG II(720x576, Audio) converting
Pinnacle Studio 9 PlusVersion : 9.1.2from : 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MBto : 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MBEncoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVDno Audio
Auto Gordian KnotDivX 5.2.1XviD 1.0.2Version : 2.01bAudio = AC3 6chCustom size = 100 MBResulution settings = Fixed widthCodec = XviD and DivX 5Audio = CBR MP3, kbps 192182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Windows Media EncoderVersion : 9.00.00.2980720x480 DV to WMV320x240 (29.97 fps)282 kbps streaming
Audio
Lame MP3Version 3.97 Alpha 2Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp332 - 320 kbitVBR = level 3
Applications
WinrarVersion 3.42283 MB, 246 FilesCompression = BestDictionary = 4096 kB
3D Studio Max 7.0DiscreetCharacters "Dragon_Charater_rig"Pixel : 1024 x 768Rendering Single
Synthetic
PCMark 2004 ProVersion : 1.2.0CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoftware Sandra 2004Version 2004.10.9.89CPU Test = MultiMedia / CPU ArithmeticMemory Test = Bandwidth Benchmark
WstreamVersion : 5100 Operations with 24.9 MB file
Other
Windows Media Player 10Version : 10.00.00.36.46