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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

FlaskMPEG

Of course, the processors were also allowed to show what they can do when encoding videos. For this, each of the opponents was allowed to bring a 451MB MPEG1 video into DiVX (MPEG4) format using Flask. The average frame rate achieved was recorded on paper. High quality bicubic filtering was used, with only the video stream being processed. The audio stream, however, remained unprocessed. MMX was used as iDCT, as all test candidates fully support this multimedia command extension. In addition to this, we also selected two iDCTs, each of which should unleash the performance of the processor by including the command extensions. For the Pentium 4 this meant the iDCT Fast SSE2. However, since the Athlon XP due to the poor implementation of 3DNow! only slowed down, we decided not to publish the values ​​this time because one onlythen will choose a different iDCT if this is also faster. In our last processor comparison, however, the results of the Athlon XP can still be looked up using the 3DNow iDCT.

FlaskMPEG
  • MMX:
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC1066
      86,54
    • P4 2,53/533 - PC800
      84.22
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC1066
      81.82
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC800
      80.00
    • P4 2.40/400 - PC800
      78.98
    • P4 2.20/400 - PC800 *
      74.51
    • XP 2100+ - PC266
      69.50
    • P4 2.0A/400 - PC800 *
      68.01
  • Fast SSE2:
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC1066
      89.20
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC800
      86.54
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC1066
      84,36
    • P4 2,40/533 - PC800
      82.82
    • P4 2.40/400 - PC800
      81.46

The results of FlaskMPEG are not out of line either. The 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 can develop 5.2 percent more power from its higher clock rate. The Athlon XP 2100+ is clearly lagging behind here too. The results also make it clear how important good and fast RAM is for this application.

Lame

The second discipline that was required for encoding was the dynamic conversion of a 200 MB WAV file. File to MP3 audio format. The Lame 3.90 program was used for thisInsert that only supports MMX. The program was started with the parameters -v -V 0. This creates an MP3 file with a variable bit rate between 160 kbps and 320 kbps.

Lame
Unit: seconds
    • P4 2.53/533 - PC800
      154
    • P4 2.40/533 - PC800
      162
    • P4 2.40/400 - PC800
      163
    • XP 2100+ - PC266
      173
    • P4 2.20/400 - PC800 *
      177
    • P4 2.0A/400 - PC800 *
      194

Lame is next The CPU tests by Sandra 2002 are one of the few tests that cannot, or hardly, benefit from faster RAM. As a result, the Athlon XP 2100+ does not do quite as badly here as in other tests. Computing power at the level of a Pentium 4 with 2.2 GHz is really anything but bad.

On the next page: Cinema 4D

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