Pentium 4 with 2.4 GHz in the test: The new front runner
- 1 Foreword
- 2 Power consumption
- 3 Test system
- 17 Pricing
- 18 Outlook
- 19 Conclusion
The 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. Since the main aim here is to prevent drops in the frame rate, we tested with activated VSync at a frame rate of 85 Hz. Thus, 85 images per second are the maximum that can be achieved for all processors. Thus, the processor can only achieve a higher average rating if the frame rate does not fail too much in the complex scenes.
Also at Vulpine, the new front runner is initially called Pentium 4 2.4 GHz. In both of the tested resolutions, it can, if only just barely, push itself in front of the Athlon XP 2000+ or its own competitor. However, the increase in performance in this test is less than one percent. However, this is mainly due to the initial task that the processor should shift the low frame rates upwards. All test candidates knew how to achieve the maximum frame rate of 85 frames without any problems. Incidentally, with deactivated V-Sync, we achieved a maximum of over 200 frames, which the end user notices less in the flow of the game than a minimum of 10 frames, which are definitely noticeable as stuttering.
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