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The Die Has Been Cast: Pentium 4/2533 vs. Athlon XP 2100+

Test Setup And Details

Intel Hardware (Socket 478)
Processors 1133 MHz FSB - 533 MHz Memory ClockPentium 4A 2.5 GHz (2533 MHz)Pentium 4A 2.4 GHz (2400 MHz)
Processors 2100 MHz FSB - 400 MHz Memory ClockPentium 4 2.4 GHz (2400 MHz)Pentium 4 2.2 GHz (2200 MHz)Pentium 4A 2.0 GHz (2000 MHz)Pentium 4A 1.8 GHz (1800 MHz)Pentium 4A 1.6 GHz (1600 MHz)Pentium 4 2.0 GHz (2000 MHz)Pentium 4 1.9 GHz (1900 MHz)Pentium 4 1.8 GHz (1800 MHz)Pentium 4 1.7 GHz (1700 MHz)Pentium 4 1.6 GHz (1600 MHz)Pentium 4 1.5 GHz (1500 MHz)Pentium 4 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz)
Motherboard 1ABIT TH7II (I850) Revision: 1.0 Bios: TH7H_38
Motherboard 2Asus P4T533-C (I850E) Revision: Bios: 1001 BETA 007
Memory 12x 256 MB RDRAM, PC800, 533 MHz, 40ns, Infineon
Memory 24x 128 MB RDRAM, PC1066, 400 MHz, 35ns, Samsung
AMD Hardware (Socket 462)
Processors 1133 MHz FSB - 166 MHz Memory ClockAthlon XP 2100+ (1733 MHz)Athlon XP 2000+ (1666 MHz)Athlon XP 1900+ (1600 MHz)Athlon XP 1800+ (1533 MHz)Athlon XP 1700+ (1466 MHz)Athlon XP 1600+ (1400 MHz)Athlon XP 1500+ (1333 MHz)Athlon 1400 (1400 MHz)
Processors 2100 MHz FSB - 133 MHz Memory ClockAthlon 850 (850/100/133 MHz)
MotherboardGigabyte GA-7VRXP Revision: 1.1 Bios: M5
Memory512 MB DDR-SDRAM, CL2.0, 166 MHz, PC2700, Winbond
Common Hardware
Graphics CardGeForce 3 Ti 500 (MSI MS-8854)Memory: 64 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory Clock: 500 MHzChiptakt: 240 MHz
Hard Disk40 GB, 5T040H4, MaxtorUDMA100 7200 rpm 2 MB Cache
Drivers & Software
Graphics DriverDetonator 4 Serie V28.32
VIA KT333A Driver4 in 1 Version: 4.38(2)v(a)
DirectX Version8.1
Intel 850E DriverV 4.00.1009
Intel 850 DriverV 3.20.1008
Intel IAA DriverV 2.0
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 (English)
Benchmarks & Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Version 1.16command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal'Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
3DMark2000 ProVersion 1.1 Build 340 - default Benchmark
3DMark2001 ProBuild 200 - default Benchmark
PCMark2002 Proonly CPU and Memory Bench (no Video Memory)
SiSoft Sandra 2001Professional Version 2001.3.7.50
Newtek LightwaveVersion 7bRendering Bench SKULL_HEAD_NEWEST.LWS
mpeg4 encodingXmpeg 4.5DivX 5.01 Pro (YV12)Compression/quality: SlowestData Rate: 780 kbitFormat: 720x576 Pixel@25 fps150 MB VOB-Datei, no Audio
Studio 7Version 7.31.6 (MPEG 2)
Sysmark 2002no Patch
LameLame 3.91 MMX, SSE, SSE 2, 3DNow!
WinACE2.11, 178 MB Wave-Datei, Best compression,Dictonary 4096 kB
Cinema 4D XL R7Version V7.303 Rendering: 1024x768
3D Studio MaxVersion 4.2Rendering of the "Rabbit" scene800x600 10 Frames