Performance Matters: AMD Introduces AthlonXP Processor


Before we get into discussions of the pros and contras of AMD's model number policy, I suggest we have a look at the benchmark results scored with AthlonXP 1800+, which is in actual fact running at 1533 MHz. I want to be frank with you and admit that I am not really satisfied with the benchmarks we did, which is why I will supply you with the charts only and spare you any of my comments. I have requested a lot more benchmarks from our lab and the guys there have started running them. Please feel free to send in your own benchmarking suggestions. They will be posted as soon as possible.

Benchmark Setup

Intel Systems
Socket 423
CPU Intel Pentium 4/ 2000 MHz
(400 MHz QDR FSB)
Motherboard ASUS P4T (Intel 850) Revision: 1.06
Memory 2 x 128 MB, RDRAM, 400 MHz, Viking
Socket 478
CPU Intel Pentium 4/ 2000 MHz
(400 MHz QDR FSB)
Motherboard Shuttle AV40V12 (VIA P4X266) Revision: 1.0
Memory 2 x 128 MB, DDR-SRDAM, 133 MHz, CL2, Micron
AMD Systems
Socket 462
CPU AMD Athlon XP 1800+
(266 MHZ DDR), clock speed at 1533 MHz
AMD Athlon 1400 MHz
(266 MHZ DDR)
Motherboard 1 Gigabyte GA-7DX (AMD 760) Revision: 4.0
Motherboard 2 Epox EP-8KHA+ (VIA KT266A) Revision: 2.0
Memory 256 MB DDR-SDRAM, CL2, PC2100, Micron
Common Hardware
Graphics Card GeForce 3
Memory: 64 MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Clock: 200 MHz
Chip Clock: 250 MHz
Hard Disk 40 GB, 5T040H4, Maxtor
UDMA100, 7200 rpm, 2 MB Cache
Drivers & Software
IDE (Intel) Intel Chipset Installation Utility Production Release V3.00.029
IAA Version 3.1.2017.0
AGP (Intel) Intel Ultra ATA Storage Driver Production Release v6.10.011
IDE (AMD) VIA 4 in 1 Version 4.33 FINAL
AGP (AMD) Miniport Driver 4.80 (Win98SE)
Miniport Driver 5.22 (Win2K)
Graphics Driver Detonator 4 Series V21.81
DirectX Version 8.0a
OS Windows 2000 Pro SP2 (Build 2195)
Windows 98 SE, Version 4.10.2222 A
Benchmarks and Settings
Quake III Arena Retail Version 1.16
command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0
Graphics detail set to 'Normal'
Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
3DMark2000 Version 1.1 Build 340 - default Benchmark
3DMark2001 Build 200 - default Benchmark
SiSoft Sandra 2001 SE Pro
CINEMA 4D CineBench R6
Unreal Tournament Version 4.36, UTBench
Sysmark 2000 Patch 5
Sysmark 2001 Patch 3
Evolva V1.2 Build 944
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