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Intel Pentium 4 2.2 GHz and AthlonXP 2000+ in the test: The battle of the titans

Intel Pentium 4 2.2 GHz and AthlonXP 2000+ in the test: The battle of the titans

Final Reality

The Final Reality benchmark dates from 1997 and is therefore a fairly old application Originally intended as a graphics card test, it is no longer a major obstacle for today's graphics cards. In addition to a test for 3D graphics, 2D operations are also tested in which the graphics card has little influence. The benchmark supports the MMX technology and will thereforenot through 3DNow! or SSE1/2.

Final Reality Overcall
Final Reality 2D Image
Final Reality 3D Image

Final Reality certifies the Pentium 4 an excellent performance. Although this test does not rely on the latest processor optimizations, the Pentium 4 with Rambus can clearly set itself apart from the Athlon XP. The reason for this is to be found in the larger L2 cache of the Pentium4. While the Northwood uses 512kb, the Athlon XP only has a 256kb cache. While Intel can significantly increase the clock speed of a real 200 MHz, the 133 MHz clock increase in the Athlon XP does not really lead to a noticeable increase in performance.

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