Intel's New Weapon: The Coppermine

Direct Comparison Of Katmai And Coppermine Core

Let's see how much faster Coppermine's new enhancements are over the 'good old' Katmai core. I decided to have some mercy with Intel and used the results scored on a preliminary and unavailable i820-platform for the 133 MHz FSB scores.

Coppermine scores a respectable 10% more in office applications and for some reason in Q3Test as well. I fully understand the gain in Sysmark98, but the only explanation I've got for the high Q3Test-scores is GeForce's driver. I wouldn't be too surprised if NVIDIA already used an early version of Intel's upcoming compiler for their drivers. It could be Id's software too though.