Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Preview
PCMark 04 and Cinebench
Basic functions like text search, and file compression are tested in Futuremark's PCMark 04 CPU test. Here are the results.
Again, multi-threading aware, this test shows the Pentium Extreme Edition 840 Dual Core CPU on top in CPU performance but just behind the P4 570J in the overall test, due mainly to it's lower system memory bandwidth results. In future testing and our follow-up article we plan to enable the P4 EE 840 with CAS3 DDR2-667 capable memory and see where that takes us.
Cinema 4D is another multi-threaded capable application that the Cinebench 2003 benchmark is based on.
The numbers speak for themselves. Two physical cores with a total of 4 logical processing threads active, allows the new Pentium Extreme Edition 840 a sizable advantage in this application, to the tune of over 50% versus our fastest test score.