Kribibench 3D Modeling
We then fired up the "KribiBench" benchmark produced by Adept Development. KribiBench is an SSE aware software renderer. A 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frames per second are reported. We used two of the included models with this benchmark: an Office model consisting of 42,000 polygons and an enormous "Ultra" model that comprises over 16 million polygons.
Intel's SSE optimizations once again allow the three Pentium 4 processors to claim to poll positions. Also, once again we see little advantage (only about 1%) for the 1066MHz FSB P4 EE versus the 800MHz FSB version. The fastest P4 score here is about 9% faster than the fastest Athlon 64 FX-55 score.
In the significantly more strenuous "Ultra" model test, we see the Pentium 4 claim a 6 – 9% advantage over the Athlon 64 CPUs. And again, the i925XE platform with the 3.46GHz P4 EE, doesn't offer much if any more performance than its 800MHz FSB i925X-derived sibling.