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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

Madonion 3DMark2001SE

  • The 3DMark 2001SE is without question the most popular program for evaluating a 'gamer PC'. In a series of synthetic, but quite practical individual tests (partly based on the Max Payne Engine), everything is demanded of the graphics card in particular. In addition to the graphics card, the focus here is on the CPU and memory and their smooth cooperation. 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.
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3DMark 2001 SE
Unit: points
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      13.099
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      13.051
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      12.846
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      12,766
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      12.727
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - PC4200
      12,553
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - DDR333
      12,511
    • Athlon XP 2800+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      12.435
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - PC4200
      12.359
    • Athlon XP 2700+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      12,313
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      12.114
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      11,915
    • Athlon XP 2600+ - DDR333
      11,817
    • Athlon XP 2400+ - DDR333
      11,655

At first glance, it should clearly catch the eye, that 3DMark2001SE doesn't benefit from Hyper-Threading at all. Even if there is no drop in performance, the few more dots can be traced back to measurement inaccuracies somewhere. Overall, 3DMark only increases its performance by 2 percent - even the 10 percent advantage in terms of clock speed fizzles out here. This once again confirms how important the graphics card is nowadays.

3DMark 2001 SE Detail
  • Game 1 - Car Chase - High:
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      81,8
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      80.6
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      77.6
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      77,4
    • Athlon XP 2800+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      76.1
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      75, 1
    • Athlon XP 2700+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      73.6
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - DDR333
      73.3
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - PC4200
      72.5
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - PC4200
      69.6
    • Athlon XP 2600+ - DDR333
      69.0
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      68.2
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      65,8
    • Athlon XP 2400+ - DDR333
      65,6

If you look at the first game test in detail, see above If at all, only slight speed advantages can be achieved through Hyper-Threading. All in all, once again clear: It doesn't get slower with Hyper-Threading .

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