Unreal Tournament 2004 Benchmarks
When testing with UT 2004, we use a specific set of game engine initialization settings that ensure all of the systems are being benchmarked with the exact same in-game settings and graphical options. Like the other in-game tests, we used a "Low-Quality" setting with UT2004 that isolated CPU performance.
The scores below were taken from a custom demo recording of a multiplayer match that is relatively CPU-limited in terms of performance.
There's not much more to say here than what our benchmark numbers reveal: total dominance by the Athlon 64 across the board, along with little if any advantage for the 3.46GHz P4 EE and i925XE chipset. To add insult to injury, the 3.6GHz Prescott P4 falls behind the slowest P4 3.4GHz Extreme Edition score by about 11%. It seems that the ultra low latency of the Athlon 64's integrated memory controller really allows it to shine in some of these gaming benchmarks.