SiSoft Sandra and 3D Mark 2001: SE
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The memory results of all three test systems are relatively close. Because all of the systems are using DDR memory there aren’t any big Pentium 4 advantages. The P4 2.53 GHz system does come out ahead by about 2% or less, and even the 2200+ beats the 2600+. The results are close enough to put the differences off to minor system settings and changes.
The Sandra processor scores are showing nice results on behalf of the Athlon XP 2600+ processor. On the integer-processing test (ALU) we see the newest Thoroughbred core processor come out 25% faster than the P4 system and 18% faster than the 2200+ Athlon. However on the floating-point tests (FPU) the Athlon 2600+ is behind to the Intel setup by just about 4% but bested AMD’s previous best performer by 18% again.
The scores on the 3D Mark test show the three systems are very close especially in the 32-bit color mode. This shows us that at this resolution and color depth, the video card seems to be more of a bottleneck than CPU power. However, the new Athlon XP 2600+ processor does come out a couple hundred points ahead in each instance – always a good showing.