Last Passing Maneuver: Tualatin 1266 With 512 kB Versus Athlon And P4

Sysmark 2000

In the conventional 2D performance gauge, Sysmark 2000, the Tualatin reaches excellent performance compared to its clock speed. In a direct comparison it trumps both the Coppermine (1000 MHz) and the Athlon (1200 MHz). The Athlon can only compensate for this disadvantage with a higher clock speed. Currently, the top model is available with 1400 MHz, while Intel limits itself to 1266 MHz.

Cinema 4D Ray Tracing

In ray tracing, the floating point performance of a CPU is more important than the cache size. Here the Athlon plays its trump card.

Uwe Scheffel