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3D Mark 05 benchmarks


Synthetic DirectX 9 Game testing is next with Futuremark 3DMark 05.

3DMark05 Default Gaming and CPU Test
DirectX 8/9 Gaming Performance

3DMark 05's CPU test module is multi-threaded and as such, the Pentium EE 840 once again takes the lead, this time by about 9% over the 3.8GHz P4 570J.   The default game test however, is not multi-threaded.  Here are the results for that...

With a 3.2GHz clock speed on each of its core CPUs, the Pentium Extreme Edition 840 chip scores a lot like a 3.2GHz P4 540J over all.  We'll see if this translates over in real-world game testing next, with our Doom 3 benchmarks.

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