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Pentium 4 with FSB 533 MHz in the test: Intel sets new standards

Pentium 4 with FSB 533 MHz in the test: Intel sets new standards

Table of contents
  1. 1 Foreword
  2. 2 Technology
  3. 3 Bandwidth
  4. 4 Power consumption
  5. 5 Requirements
  6. Overclocking
  7. 6 Test system
  8. Benchmarks
    1. 7 Boottime
    2. Sandra 2002
    3. 8 PCMark 2002
    4. 3DMark 2001SE
    5. 9 GLMark
    6. 10 Quake 3 Arena
    7. 11 Sysmark 2002
    8. 12 Seti @ Home
    9. WinACE
    10. 13 FlaskMPEG
    11. Lame
    12. 14 Cinema 4D
    13. 15 ViewPref
    14. 16 Lightwave
  9. 17 Pricing
  10. 18 Conclusion

PCMark 2002

PCMark 2002 is a comparatively new benchmark that, as the name suggests, was developed to measure overall system performance. To do this, he carries out a series of tests that primarily demand the processor and the main memory. The hard disk is also checked for its performance. However, we have decided not to publish the partial result. Thus, PCMark 2002 only provides us with a score for processor performance and memory.

PCMark 2002
Unit: points
  • CPU Mark:
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC1066
      6.146
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC800
      6.118
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC1066
      5,892
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC800
      5.845
    • P4 2.40/400 -PC800
      5.786
    • XP 2100+ - PC266
      5.164
  • RAM Mark:
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC1066
      6.599
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC1066
      6,427
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC800
      5,806
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC800
      5.579
    • P4 2.40/400 - PC800
      5.315
    • XP 2100+ - PC266
      3.278

In and of itself, PCMark 2002 should serve to verify the results obtained in Sandra 2002. At least the evaluation of the RAM performance fully confirms the values ​​from Sandra, in the processor evaluation, however, the Athlon XP 2100+ scores significantly worse, and the Pentium 4 does significantly better. The increase in performance through the higher front-side bus is significant here with 60 points (110 points for PC1066 memory) or just 1 percent (2 percent). The 2.53 GHz Pentium 4, on the other hand, can unleash 4.7 percent more power from its 5.4 percent higher clock rate.

3DMark 2001SE

The importance of 3DMark 2001 has in the past Months. Since the predecessor has only served as an ornament for a long time, we decided to only use a synthetic DirectX benchmark for this test. In 3DMark 2001, the interaction between graphics card and processor is particularly important, so that clear statements can be made about the performance of the processor. Incidentally, the benchmark ran in the default run with the driver settings for the best graphics quality at the mipmap detail level.

3DMark2001SE
Unit: Points
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC1066
      9.221
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC1066
      9.125
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC800
      9.034
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC800
      8.893
    • P4 2.40/400 - PC800
      8.703
    • P4 2.20/400 - PC800 *
      8.407
    • XP 2100+ - PC266
      8.393
    • XP 2000+ - PC266 *
      8.320
    • XP 1900+ - PC266 *
      8.245
    • P4 2.0A/400 - PC800 *
      8.160

Already in our last processor review, the speed crown in 3DMark 2001 went to 2nd place , 4 GHz Pentium 4 and, as expected, remains in Intel's hands. It should be particularly interesting in this context that the 2.4/533 GHz Pentium 4 can overtake the 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 by using faster Rambus. The higher memory bandwidth can be implemented here in about 2 percent more performance. Not exactly the world, but still. The Athlon XP 2001+ is 'only' in the middle of the field.

On the next page: GLMark

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