Pentium 4 Bench Test

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The Pentium 4 Bench Test 
Architecture and Performance Charting Of Intel's New Flagship

By Dave Altavilla - November 20, 2000


MDK2 utilizes OpenGL as its 3D API.  It is very processor intensive as well.






Things look fairly linear here with respect to the scores we saw in Unreal Tournament.  The P4 is marginally faster and less so at higher resolutions.  Also as a side note, you might be wondering what a 1.2GHz. Athlon processor might score like in some of these tests.  So were we, as a processor was not available at the time of testing.  We'll make every effort to compare performance with top end clock speeds between the two rivals, in follow on articles.



Win98SE 3D Gaming Benchmarks - 3DMark 2000 Performance - Direct X 7.0a
A battery of tests


With the 3DMark 2000 tests, we decided to revert back to Direct X 7.0a since Direct X 8 was producing lower scores across all platforms.  Rather than confusing you with scores that seem somewhat out of whack versus what most folks are use to seeing, we decided to run it the "old fashion way", so to speak.





  • Pentium 4 Processor CPU Speed Mark = 456

  • Pentium 3 Processor CPU Speed Mark = 393

  • Athlon Processor CPU Speed Mark = 356
    (all CPU scores taken with Hardware T&L off)


Once again, we see roughly the same level of gain with the Pentium 4 @ 1.5GHz. as far as 3DMark scores go.  However, CPU scores listed show a gain of 14% over the P3 and 22% over the Athlon.  Perhaps there is more power untapped within that we need to exploit?


Let's see what Quake 3 Arena tells us about the Pentium 4's performance.


Quake 3 Arena Tests - Win98 & Win2K 


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