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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

Sysmark 2002

  • The new version of the benchmark is also divided into two areas. In the first area, the working environment of a 'webmaster' or 'web designer' is simulated, which is called Internet Content Creation. In this test section, the following real applications are controlled with a script language:
    • Macromedia Dreamweaver 5
    • Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1
    • Adobe Premiere 6.0
    • Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 7.1
    • Macromedia Flash 5.0
    In the second area of ​​Sysmark 2002 everyday office life (Office Content Creation) is measured with a whole series of applications thatcan be addressed in parallel via multitasking. These applications include Microsoft Office 2002, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Netscape Communicator 6.0, WinZip 8.0, and McAfee VirusScan 5.13. The respective partial results that result from the Internet Content Creation and Office Content Creations are each 50 percent included in the final result. From version 2002 onwards, critics accuse Sysmark of being partisan in favor of Intel. The change in the weighting of the individual tests compared with the 2001 version put the focus on CPUs from this manufacturer. However, we will keep the test on our course with reservations.
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Sysmark 2002
Unit: points
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      325
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      307
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      292
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - PC4200
      287
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - PC4200
      281
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      280
    • Pentium 4 2.80 GHz - DDR333
      278
    • Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - DDR333
      273
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - PC4200
      271
    • Pentium 4 2.53 GHz - DDR333
      260
    • Athlon XP 2800+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      227
    • Athlon XP 2700+ - DDR333 (EPoX)
      224
    • Athlon XP 2600+ - DDR333
      211
    • Athlon XP 2400+ - DDR333
      205

Although we originally thought Sysmark2002 was a benchmark that relies more on task switching, the test results prove us wrong. Obviously, BAPCo's system benchmark does contain multitasking passages, otherwise the speed advantage through Hyper-Threading would be less. The results of the Pentium 4 2.8 GHz could be clearly surpassed.

Sysmark 2002 Detail
Unit: points
  • Internet Content Creation:
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      421
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      409
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      407
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      381
  • Office Content Creation:
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - PC4200
      251
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - PC4200
      232
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz - DDR333
      208
    • Pentium 4 3.06 GHz no HT - DDR333
      204

If you look at the result in detail, it becomes clear at first glance that both the Internet content and the office content creation through Hyper -Threading benefits.

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