Speed Isn't Everything: P4/2800 Meets Athlon XP 2600+

3D-Rendering: Cinema 4D XL 7.303

The AMD Athlon gets agressive in the Cinema benchmark: here, the AMD Athlon XP 2600+ takes first place and puts the P4/2800 in its place. In any case, there's a difference of nine seconds. This is the only benchmark where the Athlon XP 2600+ manages to beat the fastest P4.

3D-Rendering: 3D Studio Max 4.26

In this benchmark, ten frames from the "Rabbit" scene are calculated at 800 x 600. Ever since the software manufacturer came out with Service Pack 1, which they optimized in cooperation with Intel, it doesn't look very good for the Athlon XP 2600+. The P4/2800 has a 28-second advantage. It's only thanks to the extremely high clock speed of 2666 MHz that the Athlon XP 3400+ is able to achieve nearly the same results as the Pentium 4/2800.