Pentium 4/2200 vs. Athlon XP 2000+

Direct3D Performance - DirectX 7: 3D Mark 2000

3D Mark 2000 shows the Direct3D performance from DirectX 7 under Windows XP. Because of it's SSE-support (3DNow! Professional), the AMD Athlon XP is able to dominate the scene and take the lead.

Direct3D Performance - DirectX 8: 3D Mark 2001

3D Mark 2001 reveals the Direct3D performance from DirectX 8 under Windows XP. In this benchmark, the Pentium 4/2200 overtakes the lead by a nose, positioned ahead of the Athlon XP 2000+, which might well be due to SSE2-optimizations in Grx-drivers as well as game engines.