much ya bench? - High End
Processors @ 750MHz. !!!
A Little More...
it out! This is the first time you
have ever seen a "10" Heat Meter
Rating around here. The new Heat
Meter is a lot tougher scale these days
since the old "Temp-O-Meter", if
you all remember that. Anyway, I
thought you all deserved it since there
was such a great showing of Sandra
things sure did get interesting with the
quick little contest we had. This
really was just a spur of the moment kind
of thing we did but we got lots of
entries! A big thanks to all who
participated. You folks are the
reason we do what we do here at
HotHardware! For our three winners,
we have some genuine, grade
Tee-Shirts. These babies are no
slouch. 100% cotton and
Oh-So-Stylish. We also are going to
throw in some big ass GamePC
Mouse Pads. Hey they aren't no Rat
Pad but still big and schmoove!
turn it and burn it baby!
first one was sure to be the top CPU
score. We all new someone would send
in an Athlon score that would kick P3
butt. However, the memory bandwidth
scores and multimedia benchmark don't
measure up to the Coppermine. This
is typical for the Athlon. At least
in the SiSoft Sandra tests.
Paul Cortez, livin' large in
southern California (San Fernando Valley)
with his Athlon 750!
running an overclocked Athlon 500 that
came with a 650MHz core (week 46) and
3.3ns L2 cache chips. He resoldered
it to 750MHz with 1/2 speed L2 (375MHz
from 300MHz rated chips). He had to
shim the cache chips to the heat plate and
supply supplemental cooling with a 30cfm
80mm case fan. The motherboard is an
Asus K7M with 128MB of (cheap generic)
CAS2 PC100 SDRAM chips.
so here is the best of the best we
received from the Intel crowd. Brian
Childress sent in his score for a
Coppermine 550E at 753MHz. That is
cheating Brian but what is 3MHz. between
friends? :-) Anyway, here is his rig
Pentium !!! 550E@753
128MB PC133 HSDRAM from EMS
Western Digital 13.6 Expert 7200rpm
Creative Labs Annihilator Pro @ 130/330
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum
Creative 48X CD-ROM
Cambridge Sound Works DTT2500 Digital
Enlight 7237 w/ 300W power & 2 extra
Alcatel 1000 adsl modem
that almost sounds like my rig!
Except for the ADSL modem. Sure do
miss my phat pipe! Anyway, here's
the good on Brian's machine.
tasty! Check out those memory
bandwidth scores too! Nice work
now for the Creature Feature! This
is by no means a contest winner.
After all we did say 750 vrs. 750MHz. This
Athlon has a little teeny weeny advantage
called Vapo-Chill! Tom Leufkens
actually has been involved with this stuff
for a while. He made and sold some
pretty coolio Peltiers for your P2 or P3 a
while back. We even tested one out and
found it to be pretty chilly indeed.
It is only fitting that Tom get the
Freak-Of-Nature award here.
out his desktop shot...
is some killer performance there
Tom! Remind me not to meet up with
you in the Frag Pit! If I blinked
I'd be gibbed! :-) Damn fine
overclock Tom and a damn fine score too!
I guess our HotHardware test rig has been
beaten silly here. I would have
expected nothing less from you
work and keep on clockin' !