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FSB400: With the nForce 2 to new records

FSB400: With the nForce 2 to new records

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3DMark 2001SE

  • The 3DMark 2001SE is without question the most popular program for evaluating a 'gamer PC'. In a series of synthetic but very practical individual tests (partly based on the Max Payne Enigne) everything is demanded of the graphics card in particular. But the memory is again given a meaning that should not be despised. The latency times and not the pure bandwidth have a particular influence here. However, the benchmark has come under more and more criticism in the last few months because it was able to prove partial measurements in favor of nVidia or other manipulations in favor of a manufacturer.
  • Further information: MadOnion.com
  • Download: ComputerBase.de

3DMark 2001SE
Unit: Points
  • Default Run:
    • XP2400 + FSB400/DDR400
      12,792
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR333
      12,381
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR400
      12,049
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR266
      11,597
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR333
      11.408

The first practical test seems to adopt the results from Sandra and Cachemem 1: 1. Almost 400 3DMark or 3.5% setsFSB400/DDR400 compared to FSB333/FSB333 and proves to be extremely effective. Remarkable: Here, too, the asynchronous operation is uniformly behind the synchronous clock.

Quake3Arena

  • Quake3Arena and programs based on this engine are considered to be the most memory-dependent games of all. A useful tool that makes benchmarking with this software much easier is the Q3Bench . Predefined configs as well as the desired resolutions and levels of detail can be selected here. The hard-working helper also records the results.
  • Further information: guru3d.com
  • Download: G256.com
Quake3Arena
  • 1280x1024 Max details:
    • XP2400 + FSB400/DDR400
      196,5
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR333
      190.8
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR400
      187.6
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR266
      183.0
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR333
      180.3

An almost identical picture in Quake3Arena. Here too, the FSB400 impresses with a good 3% higher performance and asynchronous operating modes take a back seat. A good 10% separate the slowest XP from the fastest, although the internal clock is identical.

Comanche 4

  • Comanche 4 is a fairly new game, which makes excessive use of pixel shaders modern graphics cards to display the detailed landscape, as well as the beautifully animated water and reflective surfaces. At an average of 30 fps, the polygon throughput is around 6 million per second. In our test, over 10 million polygons could be displayed per secondwhich is of course due to the strong support of the graphics card by the processor.
  • Further information: Novalogic.com
  • Download: Novalogic.com

Comanche 4
  • 1024x768 32Bit:
    • XP2400 + FSB400/DDR400
      49.15
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR333
      46.98
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR400
      45.92
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR266
      44,05
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR333
      43,19

The diagram doesn't really need any further explanation - the picture is well known. Here there is even over 13% between the fastest and the slowest configuration.

UT2003

  • The successor to the UT ego shooter, Unreal Tournament 2003, has also been in Germany for a few weeks available. In a report we had already taken on the hardware requirements of the demo and found an almost perfect environment for a CPU test. Like UT (1), UT2003 is also heavily dependent on the processor and memory connection, including the FSB.
  • Further information: ComputerBase.de
  • Download: UnrealTournament2003.com (demo version)
Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo
  • FlyBy:
    • XP2400 + FSB400/DDR400
      161,94
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR333
      158.75
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR400
      155.87
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR266
      151,66
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR333
      148.98
  • Botmatch:
    • XP2400 + FSB400/DDR400
      67.51
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR333
      64,46
    • XP2400 + FSB333/DDR400
      61.77
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR266
      58.87
    • XP2400 + FSB266/DDR333
      57,03

And also Unreal Tournament 2003 certifies a performance increase of almost 2 percent on the FSB400 on the nForce. Not much, but still. After all, you get this boost partly for free - provided you have good hardware.

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