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

Seti @ Home

In our comparison test we are of course particularly proud of the inclusion of the text client from Seti @ Home (3.03). Due to the long runtime, this should give a clear picture of the performance of the individual processors. To keep the results comparable, the same work unit with an angle range of 0.417 was used.

Seti @ Home 3.03

Already the Pentium 4 2 , 2 GHz cut a really good figure in Seti. The new Intel processor confirms this result. With a performance increase of around 6 percent, it is the new front runner at Seti. The good storage system with RAM bus is particularly noticeable here.


The SuperPI benchmark is actually a very old application, but it is still very well suited to determine the performance of processors in computing operations. In order not to prolong the calculation time unnecessarily, we have limited ourselves to the calculation of the first million decimal places of the number Pi. The result was a 1.5 MB or 4.6 MB text file with a list of the positions.

Super PI 1 Mio
> Super PI 4 Mio

Already in the last processor comparison, the PI calculation was not one of the strengths of the Pentium 4. The new model also has its great efforts the test. But at least the Pentium was able to make up 7 percent performance. This means that only 8.8 percent separate the Athlon XP and Pentium 4 in terms of computing power. Incidentally, the result confirms the test results in the Sandra processor test Whetstone.

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