Intel Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processors

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Cinebench Rendering and Kribibench 3D Modeling


Next we used the KribiBench benchmark produced by Adept Development. KribiBench is an SSE aware software renderer. A 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frames per second are reported. We used two of the included models with this benchmark: the "Sponge Exploded" model consistenting of 19.2 million polygons and their massive "Ultra" model consisting of 16 billion polygons.

Kribibench v1.1

Note: P4 3.46GHz EE=Gallatin Core | P4 3.73GHz=Prescott 2M Core


Note: P4 3.46GHz EE=Gallatin Core | P4 3.73GHz=Prescott 2M Core

Kribibench is another test scenario where the Pentium 4 reins supreme. Of note here, however, is the fact that the P4 EE 3.46GHz chip with its shorter pipelined Gallatin core,  2.5MB of on-chip cache and 1066MHz FSB, takes the gold in both test models. After that it's a battle of clock speeds. Overall the Pentium 4s are 5% to 15% faster in the Kribi Engine than the highest-end Athlon 64 chips.

Cinebench 2003 Performance Tests
3D Modeling & Rendering Tests

The Cinebench 2003 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the Cinema 4D Modeling, Animation, and Rendering software suite. This is a multithreaded, multiprocessor-aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in seconds). We ran two sets of numbers, one in single-thread mode and another in the benchmark's multithread mode for our Hyper-Threading-enabled P4 test systems. The Athlon 64s are only capable of running the single-thread test.

Note: P4 3.46GHz EE=Gallatin Core | P4 3.73GHz=Prescott 2M Core


In single-threaded mode, the Athlon 64s play havoc with even the fastest Pentium 4s.  But then again you wouldn't limit a P4 to single threaded processing, if you didn't specifically have to.  Beyond that, we can see that again the P4 EE 3.46GHz chip is currently Intel's fastest offering for Cinema 4D users. Even though it is clocked nearly 300MHz faster, the new P4 Extreme Edition 3.73GHz is some 5% slower than the older Gallatin core-version CPU.

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