The Giga Battle

Professional OpenGL Performance - SPECviewperf 6.1.1, Continued

IBM's Data Explorer favors Athlon and even the old and bold BX-chipset can't save Giga-Pentium III in this benchmark.

The ray-tracing/radiosity software Lightscape requires quite a bit of FPU-power, which is why Giga-Athlon smokes Giga-Pentium III once more. It also seems to require something that BX isn't able to supply. That is either high memory bandwidth or, more likely, AGP4X.