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Pentium 4 with 2.4 GHz in the test: The new front runner

Pentium 4 with 2.4 GHz in the test: The new front runner

Quake 3 Arena

Quake3 Arena only uses OpenGL. The first person shooter is characterized by a large number of polygons and complex scenarios. Since many games are based on the Quake III engine, the tests with Quake III are very practical. In addition to the demo 001 already included in Quake 1.17, we also used the NV15 demo from nVidia, which loads the processor to the utmost. We tested both with the normal config and with a custom config (16 bit, low texture details, high geometic detail).

Quake 3 Normal 640x480
Quake 3 Custom 640x480
Quake 3 Custom 1024x768
Quake 3 NV15 Normal 640x480
Quake 3 NV15 Normal 1024x768
Quake 3 NV15 Custom 640x480
Quake 3 N V15 Custom 1024x768

This time too, the Quake 3 results do not require a lot of evaluation skills. As expected, the Pentium 4 2.4 GHz can push itself to the top of the test field, driven by the higher processor rate and RAM bus as memory. The increase in performance is on average between 4 and 6 percent. Especially in the NV15 load test, the faster processor increases the frame rates more noticeably than in the 001 demo.

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