Before we get into the benchmarks, let's take at
look at our base system.
Hardware's Test System
Tower ATX Case w/ 300W PS, Pentium !!!
933EB, Abit CX6 Motherboard (review
soon), 128MB of 800MHz (400MHz. DDR) Techworks
RDRAM, WD Expert AC418000 7200 RPM ATA66 Hard
Drive, Elsa Gladiac, Alpha PEP66 Provided by Plycon,
Kenwood 72X CDROM,
Win 98SE, NVidia 5.22 Drivers, DirectX 7.0a
With The Pentium III 933
boot up of our new P3-933, we were greeted with
a new found spring in our system
performance. Boot and load times with
just do a quick sanity check with SiSoft's
Sandra Benchmark suite.
Sandra 2000 Benchmarks
P3 @ 933MHz. CPU
P3 @ 933MHz. Multimedia Scores
P3 @ 1GHz. CPU
P3 @ 1GHz. Multimedia Scores
complaints here folks, just top notch
performance. The P3-933 has significantly
more horsepower than its 800 and 866MHz.
siblings. At this point, you were probably
astute enough to notice that we were able to
overclock the processor to 1GHz. Full
stability at this speed was achieved by boosting
the core voltage slightly to 1.7V. You may
or may not have the same results as we
did. Also, it should be noted that
although we used the Alpha PEP66 from Plycon
for testing, the Intel Stock Cooler was more
than adequate to keep the CPU cool and stable at
move right along to more intense
"professional" level benchmarks and
testing with Ziff Davis' Content Creation
Winstone 2000 tests.
you can see in graphical form, the type of
performance increase we were sensing upon
boot-up of the system. There is almost a
15% increase in speed within this battery of
tests incorporating complex tasks like 3D
Modeling and Graphics Creation. All things
considered, the P3-933 should make many
Designers happy with new found processing power.
the other hand, the "layman" may be
more concerned with Desktop Publishing,
Spreadsheet and other types of
"business" application related
performance. Also, at the end of the day
both camps may want to relax with a little
gaming. Let's have a look at how things
stack up here.
99, Gaming Performance and the Wrap-Up