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

OpenGL Performance: Quake 3 Arena

In the four Quake 3 Arena time-demo runs, the Intel Pentium 4/2533 is ahead of the AMD Athlon XP 2100+. The Intel Pentium 4/2812 breaks a record here, achieving 374.6 fps. An Athlon 850 is just barely able to make 140 fps. The Athlon XP lacks memory throughput, causing the AMD platform to end up in the lower ranks. All chips that are not yet available on the market are marked with grey bars.