Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz: More Power For Less Money

Webmark2001 Under Windows2000

Webmark2001 is a benchmark that is supposed to give you some idea of how well a processor performs when running Internet-applications. I still don't know what to think about the meaningfulness of this benchmark, but I supply the results anyhow.

We know from previous runs that Pentium 4 is doing better than Athlon in this benchmark, even though it still seems a bit unclear to me why. Anyway, Pentium 4 1,7 GHz is clearly leading the pack.

MPEG4 Encoding With FlasK MPEG

I personally don't really have the time to do any MPEG4-encoding, but our editor Frank Voelkel loves it and even considers FlasK MPEG a cult program. I don't know if I agree, but there seem to be a lot of people that are indeed using it.

Since Intel's overnight coding of the iDCT-part of FlasK, which we had initiated last year, Pentium 4 is scoring extremely well thanks to the SSE2-optimizarions included by the Intel software engineer. Athlon doesn't really have a chance, although AMD had also tried its best to tweak FlasK for the Athlon processor. It seems once more as if video is really what Pentium 4 is particularly good at.