Gaming and 3D Benchmarks
So what about gaming and multimedia performance? Let’s look at a few:
Looks real impressive with almost 250 points difference (10.5%) in favor of the P4. So what about video playback / DVD performance?
Again the P4 shows an advantage by about 17.5%. I think we are starting to see a trend here – in “traditional” benchmarks like Winbench, Winstone and SYSmark that are based on office type applications the P4 doesn’t fair too well. But in the “newer” multimedia type benchmarks the P4 does have a clear advantage.
Some say Quake III is a dated game / benchmark, but if you still use games like this it has value. It’s also very good at giving a good indication of pure CPU power and memory performance.
As I’d expect with 800MHz of CPU speed advantage the P4 is the clear winner, by an impressive 32.5%! So will the older Final Reality benchmark show the same?
Yes it does. The P4 is faster by about 39%. Seems both actually are good indicators of pure CPU speed and in this case they show what I’d expect, the 2.0GHz P4 as faster than the 1.2GHz P3.
Be the first to discuss this article!