SPECviewperf, Cachemem and ScienceMark
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The Athlon XP 2600+ beats out the P4 2.53 GHz system in all but one test. Anywhere from 5% in the Light04 test to 40% in the Awadvs04 test. Don’t ask me to explain why the 2200+ score on the Awadvs04 test is so high, the score was consistent but I find no evidence as to why this is happening.
In the latest version of the SPECviewperf tests we see the Athlon XP 2600+ continually outperforming the 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 processor. The largest lead comes in the DX-07 test where the Athlon wins by 88%! The other results are much closer at anywhere from 10-30% leads over Intel. These results are a great showing for the power of the Athlon processor.
The Cachemem test is showing the P4 DDR memory tests coming out way ahead, by 40% in the read tests. I can’t explain the results there, but the fact that the 2200+ is beating the 2600+ Athlon tells me that something is up. I don’t know if perhaps the program has different processes of testing for different processors, but I’ll try to find out.
In this version of ScienceMark we are seeing the Athlon XP 2600+ processor outperform the 2.53 GHz P4 chip by an amazing 25%! In fact, even the Athlon XP 2200+ processor is overtaking the P4 by 7% or so. And, the 2600+ beat the 2200+ by a sizeable 17%.