Quake III: Arena

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AMD Athlon XP 1800+ Processor and Technology Review - Processors 24

The Athlon XP 1800+ has a nice gain on the Athlon 1.4 GHz and the Duron 1.1 GHz here. There is about a 12% increase in frames per second here, and more than 29% over the Duron processor. The power of the new and faster Athlon XP is already giving a good show.

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As the power of the GeForce is becoming more and more important in the results here, the XP’s advantage over the 1.4 GHz Thunderbird decreases a bit to 11%. That is still a significant and noticeable amount of change, though. The Duron is still too far back to be competitive here because of its frequency and 100 MHz system bus.

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Nothing to say here except this is a pure video card bottleneck. The Duron falls behind due to its 33/66 MHz bus difference.

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