Pentium 4/2200 vs. Athlon XP 2000+

3D Rendering: Newtek Lightwave 7b

In the Lightwave benchmark, the lead of the Pentium 4/2200 over the Athlon XP 2000+ becomes all the more evident: while the P4/2200 takes 230 seconds for the rendering task, the Athlon XP 2000+ requires 360 seconds for the same task.

Office Performance: Sysmark 2001

The strengths of the AMD Athlon XP 2000+ are revealed in Office performance: with 203 points in Sysmark 2001, the Athlon XP soars over the higher-clocked Pentium 4/2200

As always, we omit the 'Content Creation Test', because besides its well-known flaws, we don't see its significance either. Once 'invented' by ZDBOp to create something new (and unnecessary), the idea was later 'reproduced' by BAPCo. Still, only a very small minority of people is actually using content creation software, while almost every PC-owner is running office applications such as Word and Excel. AMD shouldn't even care about the Windows Media Player 7.x issue. Content Creation benchmarks are a cheat in itself.