Duron 950 to Athlon XP 1.7+ in the test: AMD processor Roundup
- 1 Foreword
- 2 Overview
- 3 Technology
- True Performance Initiative
- 6 Requirement
- 7 Overclocking
- 8 Known bugs
- 9 Test system
- 19 Pricing
- 20 Conclusion
As a representative of professional 3D render programs, we also chose Cinemark 1.0 in addition to the more theoretical application Spec ViewPerf 6.1.2. This benchmark is divided into three parts and enables the processor to render various 3D scenes with and without the support of the graphics card.
With pure shading without the aid of the Graphics card shows the old picture. The Athlon XP 1700+ is the front runner. Here, too, the new Duron shows what it can do and comes dangerously close to its equally clockedAthlon representative. Even with shading with graphics card support, this picture does not change. The performance rating is fully confirmed.
There isn't much to say about ray tracing either. The Duron 1.2 can easily outperform its Athlon competitor. In the case of the Athlon XP 1500+, the performance rating is not confirmed, however, since, in contrast to polygonal 3D models, only the FPU is required and the hardware prefetch can hardly be used.
On the next page: Spec ViewPerf 6.1.2