Quake III: Arena
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While the increase in frame rate from the single to the dual processor setup is not very impressive at just under 8%, what is impressive is the fact that the dual 1.2 GHz Athlon MP system falls behind the single processor Athlon XP system using the KT266A chipset.
On this resolution, we see the same results as above, only the degree of differences is less here. The Athlon MP 1800+ system comes out ahead using the /r_smp 1 option in Quake III, but is not noticeably higher than the single processor system.
Here we actually see the single processor Athlon XP 1800+ winning the benchmark. No doubt due to the amount of memory bandwidth increase the KT266A chipset offers, the AMD-760 MP chipset is showing its limitations for this kind of application.