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KryoTech's Cool Athlon 900 MHz

What About The Performance?

We ran a variety of processors from Intel and AMD through our test suite so we could check out how all of the CPU's scale and find out how the KryoTech 900 MHz Athlon would perform when teamed up with NVIDIA's GeForce 256 DDR based graphics board. The business application performance suite includes Windows 98 testing with BAPCo's SYSmark98, and Windows NT with both SYSmark98 & 3D StudioMax. The gaming suite includes Quake 3 Arena and Dogath Moor Zoological Gardens. Both of the game titles were run at 640x480x16 to try and keep the video board from becoming the bottleneck.

Windows 98 - Business Application Performance

SYSMark98 - Win98SE
Pentium III 500211Athlon 500237
Pentium III 550228Athlon 550253
Pentium III 600245Athlon 600270
Pentium III 650262Athlon 650287
Pentium III 533B217Athlon 700300
Pentium III 600B245Athlon 750313
KryoTech Cool Athlon 800328
KryoTech Cool Athlon 900339

SYSmark98 under Windows 98 shows the KryoTech units in the lead. However, you can see that the slower cache speed of the 900 MHz Athlon causes the slope between 800 and 900 MHz to flatten out. Still, the 339 SYSmark98 score under Win98 is the fastest we've seen with this setup and it's 38.3% faster than a Pentium 600B in a still not even released i820-platform.