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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

GLMark

GLMark was developed by the German software company Vulpine and is just like 3DMark2000 and 3DMark2001 for DirectX a purely synthetic benchmark for OpenGL. The benchmark is highly complex and can already use some of the new GeForce3 features. Here, too, an increase in performance can be achieved with a new processor.

Vulpine GLMark 640
Vulpine GLMark 1024

With GLMark, the success story of the Pentium 4 is easily broken. In low resolutions, which are known to be limited by the processor and not by the graphics card, the Athlon XP 2000+ is able to conjure up a little more images on the screen on average. However, here, too, the difference cannot be seen with the naked eye. At this point you could almost think that the Athlon XP has earned a quantispeed number (performance rating) of 2200+. But one should not be too hasty with this judgment. After all, AMD does not design the performance rating for the Pentium 4, but it seems to be applicable to it quite well and AMD has certainly taken the step of the performance rating for marketing reasons to identify the difference in clock speeds between the Athlon XP and the Pentium 4 appear lower.

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