Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz Processor

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The Pentium 4 2.8GHz Processor
Intel ups the ante once again

By, Dave Altavilla
August 26, 2002

Since we're in a MadOnion sort of mode, let's move on with the ever popular 3DMark 2001SE.

MadOnion 3DMark 2001SE
DirectX 8 performance in 3D


This is another benchmark that totally favors a high front side bus speed.  We've had our run of top system scores over at the MO Fastest Web Master's Leader Board but haven't been as focused on it these days.  However, you'll notice all our scores in this competition were garnered with a Pentium 4.


Novalogic's Comanche 4
CPU intensive DirectX 8 benchmarking

Comanche 4 is not only a fantastic looking Military Chopper Sim, it is one heck of a CPU resource hog as well.  We often use this test in our 3D Graphics cards reviews but frankly, it is better suited as a processor benchmark.  Within the same class of graphics cards, a few extra host processor clock cycles, can have significant impact on frame rates.  Here's how things stack up for the new Pentium 4 Northwood core.



As we suspected, the 2.8GHz Pentium 4, with PC1066 RDRAM, has a commanding lead of over 21% over the Athlon XP 2600+.  In this benchmark, all Pentium 4 variants, with the exception of the 2.4GHz i845 system, edge out in front of the Athlons.  Additionally, the 2.8GHz P4 is roughly 15% faster than it's 2.53GHz sibling.

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