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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

Aquamark

The Aquamark is a DirectX 8.0 benchmark from Massive and, like Aquanox, is based on the Krass engine. A detailed underwater world is shown. AquaNox uses the GeForce3 nFiniteFX engine. With more than 160 vertex shaders, special effects such as layered fog, caustics, photo-realistic materials, radiosity lighting and shadows are inGenerated in real time. Pixel shaders are used for bump mapping and bespoke lighting effects. However, the frame rates from Aquamark are significantly below those from Aquanox. Here, too, the processor understandably influences the results.

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Definitely, two thumbs up for the Pentium 4. Even if the four frames lead is difficult to see with the naked eye, there is still a clear gap between the Athlon XP and the Pentium 4. With the With large amounts of texture, the memory also plays a role that cannot be neglected. The Intel processor can clearly win the last two tests (Aquamark and Final Reality).

On the next page: GLMark