Sysmark 2000 utilizes more of a stuffy
"suit" (as in business suit) set of tools
to measure performance. Things like Excel,
Power Point and Word 2000 are all part of the test
as well as a few Internet Content Creation apps like
those we saw in the Content Creation Winstone 2001
test. Regardless, this test has a little more
of an everyday "light duty" approach.
2000 - Windows 2000 Pro
the P4 doesn't shine...
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are only a few subtle differences to note
here. The Pentium 3 pulls ahead in Business
Productivity and the Pentium 4 inches by in Internet
Content Creation. The Athlon is sort of a
"Jack of all trades" but master of
none. However these test, in all actuality,
show a dead heat between the three. Not what
we expected to see from the Pentium 4 with a 500MHz.
clock speed advantage.
Intel's targets were on applications of the future
that are more robust than something like Word
2000. In addition, we have not seen what
software optimized for the P4 platform will do, as
3D Gaming Benchmarks - Unreal
Tournament and MDK2
this is recreation for you but NOT for
we dig into the Quake 3 scores, we might as well
tease you a little with Unreal Tournament numbers as
well as MDK2. We ran Unreal Tournament in
Direct 3D Mode with Direct X 8.0. MDK2 is an
OpenGL driven game. Both are fairly hearty CPU
can reference our test system specs here again if
you need a refresher. Remember, the
P4/i850 is pitted against the P3/i815E and Athlon/KT133
platforms in all tests. Let's have a look.
Pentium 4 leads here by a margin of 10% to 8%,
with it's lead diminishing as the GeForce2 Ultra
graphics card reaches its fill rate limit at
1024X768. In higher resolutions, the graphics
card becomes the bottleneck.
see what things look like in MDK2.
and 3DMark 2000