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Intel Pentium 4 3066 MHz in the test: HyperThreading for the desktop

Intel Pentium 4 3066 MHz in the test: HyperThreading for the desktop

Sisoft Sandra2002

  • SiSoft Sandra provides information about the system in abundance and is also able to check the most important components of the PC for their speed. However, three measurements are particularly interesting for our processor comparison:
    • Sandra processor test Here, on the one hand, the Dhrystone benchmark is used, which was originally developed by Siemens to test the performance of the main processor measure up. On the other hand, the performance of the co-processor is determined via the Whetstone benchmark. Both tests are done without taking theextended multimedia instruction sets.
    • Sandra Multimedia Test In Sandra 2002's multimedia test, an algorithm is used that is also used to generate realistic natural objects such as mountains or clouds comes. We are talking about the chaos theory put forward by Mandelbrot. The extended instruction sets of the Pentium 4 or the Athlon XP are also taken into account in this benchmark. Since the implementation of SSE1 is better than that of 3DNow! is, we let the Athlon XP work with its SSE1 unit (i.e. 3DNow! Professional). In the Pentium 4, however, SSE2 was used.
    • Sandra memory test The memory benchmark offers a perfect overview of the interaction between CPU, frontside bus, northbridge and memory. Since the data is not only sent from the memory to the northbridge but also to the processor, both bus systems are of decisive importance for performance. An old Athlon XP, which can theoretically receive 2.7GB of data from the RAM with DDR333 (166MHz), is limited here by its FSB from only 133MHz to 2.1GB/s.
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Sandra processor test

Sandra 2002 Arithmetic
Unit: points
  • Dhrystone:
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      7.146
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      7.113
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      6.221
    • Athlon XP 2800+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      6,189
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      6.051
    • Athlon XP 2700+ - DDR333(EPoX)
      5.974
    • Athlon XP 2600+ - DDR333
      5.910
    • Athlon XP 2400+ - DDR333
      5.548
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      5.520
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - DDR333
      5.519
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      5.413
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - PC4200
      5.399
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      5.085
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - PC4200
      5.043
  • Whetstone:
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      5,997
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      5.984
    • Pentium 4 3.0 6 GHz no HT - PC4200
      3.855
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      3.839
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - DDR333
      3.525
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      3.519
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - PC4200
      3.355
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      3.351
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      3.179
    • Athlon XP 2800+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      3.136
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - PC4200
      3.133
    • Athlon XP 2700 + - DDR333 (EPoX)
      2,965
    • Athlon XP 2600+ - DDR333
      2.952
    • Athlon XP 2400+ -DDR333
      2.744

You really don't want to believe the results, especially the Whetstone test. Activating Hyper-Threading should really bring 55 percent more performance? A result that can confidently be labeled as theoretical . The 11 percent in the first partial test appear a little more realistic, especially when considering the tests that are still to come. Nevertheless, the new Pentium 4 (with activated Hyper-Threading) can clearly stand out from the competition. Compared to its predecessor, the 2.8 GHz model, it can clearly take the lead with 27 and 70 percent more power and almost 10 percent more clock speed.

It seems as if Intel has it demonstrated a great deal of sensitivity with the Hyper-Threading technology.

Sandra Multimedia Test

Sandra 2002 Multimedia
Unit: points
  • Integer:
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      14.422
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      14.383
    • Athlon XP 2800+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      12,380
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      12.255
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      12.237
    • Athlon XP 2700+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      11,949
    • Athlon XP 2600+ - DDR333
      11,782
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - DDR333
      11.272
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      11,250
    • Athlon XP 2400+ - DDR333
      11,056
    • Pentium 4 2.66GHz - PC4200
      10.723
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      10,706
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      10.171
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - PC4200
      10.021
  • Floating point:
    • Pentium 4 3, 06 GHz - PC4200
      22.408
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      22.284
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      15.281
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      15.264
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - DDR333
      13.969
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      13,962
    • Athlon XP 2800+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      13,704
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - PC4200
      13.304
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      13.291
    • Athlon XP 2700+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      13.217
    • Athlon XP 2600+ - DDR333
      13.014
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      12.617
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - PC4200
      12,540
    • Athlon XP 2400+ - DDR333
      12.232

Also for the multimedia test with the help of the SSE2 expansion of the Pentium 4 only one thought occurred to us: It can't be. But here too there was nothing to be done about the results. With Hyper-Threading there is no herb against the new processor, only when this function has been deactivated can theAthlon XP 2800+, which unfortunately is still not available in stores, do something against Intel's new offspring. The speed advantage compared to the 2.8 GHz P4 is up to 60 percent and we are beginning to doubt our worldview.

Sandra memory test

Sandra 2002 memory throughput
  • Int Buffered:
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      3.415
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      3,376
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - PC4200
      3.370
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      3.365
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - PC4200
      3.360
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      2,594
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      2.593
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - DDR333
      2.579
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      2.576
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      2.572
    • Athlon XP 2800+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      2.541
    • Athlon XP 2700+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      2,537
    • Athlon XP 2600+ - DDR333
      2.062
    • Athlon XP 2400+ - DDR333
      2.061

At least we still have the classic three-way division when it comes to memory throughput. Even Hyper-Threading does not change the limited bandwidth and so the new processor can only take a very small lead.

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