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Plastic Surgery: Releasing The Athlon XP To Hit 2000+

Testing Procedures And Notes

Intel HardwareSocket 478
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4/2000 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1900 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1800 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1700 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1600 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1500 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)Intel Pentium 4/1400 MHz (400 MHz QDR FSB)
MotherboardASUS P4T-E (I850) Revision: 1.00
Memory2 x 128 MB, RDRAM, 400 MHz, Viking
AMD HardwareSocket 462
ProcessorAMD Athlon XP 1900+ OC @ 2000+ (1666/266 MHz DDR FSB)AMD Athlon XP 1900+ MHz (1600/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon XP 1800+ MHz (1533/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon XP 1700+ MHz (1467/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon XP 1600+ MHz (1400/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon XP 1500+ MHz (1333/266 MHZ DDR)AMD Athlon 1400 MHz (1400/266 MHZ DDR)
MotherboardEpox EP-8KHA+ (VIA KT266A) Revision: 2.0
Memory256 MB DDR-SDRAM, CL2, PC2100, Micron
General Hardware
Graphics cardGeForce 3Memory: 64 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory clock: 400 MHzChip speed: 250 MHz
Hard drive40 GB, 5T040H4, MaxtorUDMA100 7200 rpm 2 MB Cache
Drivers & Software
Graphics card driverDetonator 4 Serie V21.85
DirectX version8.1
Operating systemWindows XP Final, Build 2600 (Englisch)
Benchmarks & Settings
Quake III ArenaRetail Version 1.16command line = +set cd_nocd 1 +set s_initsound 0Graphics detail set to 'Normal'Benchmark using 'Q3DEMO1'
3DMark2000Version 1.1 Build 340 - default Benchmark
3DMark2001Build 200 - default Benchmark
SiSoft Sandra 2001Professional Version 2001.3.7.50
Newtek LightwaveRendering Bench SKULL_HEAD_NEWEST.LWS
mpeg4 encodingFlask V0.6 (MPEG 3)DivX codec 4.02b codecCompression: 100Data Rate: 1500 kBit720x480 Pixel, 25 fpsno Audio
Studio 7Version 7.02.7 (MPEG 2)
Sysmark 2001Patch 3
LameLame 3.89 MMX, SSE, SSE 2, 3DNow
WinACE2.04, 178 MB Wave file, best compression,Dictonary 4096 kB
CINEMA 4D XL R6CineBench 6.103
Suse Linux 7.3Kernel 2.4.13 Compiling

Benchmark Results For The Athlon XP 2000+

We performed a total of 19 different benchmark tests in order to obtain the most complete, well-balanced view of how the Athlon XP 2000+ performs. We determined OpenGL performance using four different Quake tests - Direct3D performance from the DirectX package is determined using the 3D Mark 2000 (based on DirectX 7) and the 3D Mark 2001 (based on DirectX 8). The different MPEG-encoding benchmarks portray a comprehensive testing scenario - the Lame MP3 Encoder was used to encode a 178 MB WAV file into MPEG-1 Layer 3 format. Still a classic, our MPEG-4 test converts a file from a commercial DVD-ROM into MPEG-4 format using Flask Mpeg and Divx. A new addition to our benchmark suite is encoding an MPEG-2 file within a project by using the video editing software Pinnacle Studio 7.