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.

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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.

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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.

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