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Plastic Surgery: Releasing The Athlon XP To Hit 2000+

Direct3D Performance - DirectX 7: 3D Mark 2000

The 3D Mark 2000 determines DirectX 7's Direct3D performance under Windows XP. The diagram shows that the Athlon XP 2000+ has quite a jump on the other processors - it even scores 1300 points higher than the Intel Pentium 4/2000!

Direct3D Performance - DirectX 8: 3D Mark 2001

The 3D Mark 2001 determines DirectX 8's Direct3D performance under Windows XP. The Athlon XP 2000+ has an edge over the fastest Intel Pentium 4, but it isn't as stunning as it was in the 3D Mark 2000 and DirectX 7.