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Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz Performance Evaluation
Another speed bump served up by Intel with ease

By, Dave Altavilla
June 23, 2003


XMPEG is a Video File Conversion Utility, that utilizes compression and decompression techniques to target various video/audio file formats with an installed system CODEC.  We took our in-house 19MB MPEG video clip and converted it using the latest DIVX 5.05 CODEC.

XMPEG And PCMark 2002
Real world video conversion and synthetic CPU testing

                               In frames per second - Higher scores are better

This is another test that stresses overall system bandwidth and seems to be well optimized for the Pentium 4.  We should note that with this new 5.05 version of the DIVX CODEC, Athlon XP 3200+ performance dropped by almost 25%.  With the older 5.02 version of the DIVX CODEC, the Athlon scores a 57.1, which is still far below the Pentium 4's watermark but better than what we're showing here none-the-less.

Futuremark's PCMark 2002 is a synthetic suite of benchmarks for various aspects of system performance.  We ran the CPU performance module, which runs through a series of both integer and floating point workloads, including JPEG decompression, Zlib compression & decompression, text search, Audio Conversion and 3D Vector Calculation.  According to this test, the new 3.2GHz P4 is 18.5% faster than an Athlon XP 3200+ and about 7% faster than a 3GHz P4.

We'll cover one more series of synthetic tests and then get back to real-world application and gaming benchmarks.

Gaming Benchmarks - 3DMark 2003 And Comanche 4

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