utilizes OpenGL as its 3D API. It is very
processor intensive as well.
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.
3D Gaming Benchmarks - 3DMark 2000
Performance - Direct X 7.0a
battery of tests
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.
4 Processor CPU Speed Mark = 456
3 Processor CPU Speed Mark = 393
Processor CPU Speed Mark = 356
CPU scores taken with Hardware T&L off)
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?
see what Quake 3 Arena tells us about the Pentium
3 Arena Tests - Win98 & Win2K