Onion's 3D Mark 2001 and Quake 3 Arena
Pushing the FPS...
Now this is the test I was
looking forward to. We dropped our trusty GeForce 3's
into the mix and ran 3D Mark's Default Benchmark.
Afterwards, we ran the "Tualatin" again while overclocked.
Check it out...
At default CPU speed, the
"Tualatin" does a pretty nice job churning out the frame
rates. Once we overclocked the processor to 1.47GHz.
we were shocked to see a sweet score of 6245!
No review would be complete
without a run at Quake 3. For this test we ran Time
Demo 001 at 640x480x16...
This time around, the "Tualatin"
beat the Athlon 1.4GHz. by a minimum of 20 FPS. Once
we overclocked it, it was just 1.6 FPS away from matching
the Pentium 4.
release of the new "Tualatin" Pentium III processor, Intel
has put some rumors to rest. Thanks in part to the
performance enhancements implemented in Intel's new
processor, we were pleasantly surprised and impressed
throughout our testing of this new processor. With its
maturity and stability, this revision of the Pentium III
will breath new life into the core and round out Intel's
product portfolio nicely.
As we mentioned
earlier in this piece, Intel's main focus will be the mobile
market. However, we're sure some "Tualatins"
will make into some enthusiasts hands. Once these
chips really start to flow in the into the retail channel,
end users are sure to appreciate the noticeable performance
improvements over earlier models.
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