Synthetic: SiSoft Sandra, AIDA32 and Cachemem
Though the CPU scores show the 3.46EE as actually slower than the previous P4s (obviously not true) the SiSoft memory results show a promising start to the new P4 processor. Scores are approaching those of the Athon 64 processors with their on-die memory controller. Are we seeing DDR2 at work finally? We’ll wait for the completion of the benchmark suite to find out.
AIDA32 isn’t quite as generous to the 3.46EE processor, though the results do show a good improvement over the 3.4EE running on the 800 MHz bus. The Prescott cores are simply doing better on this particular synthetic memory test.
Cachemem shows the same results as the AIDA32 test — 3.46EE is a jump over the 3.4EE but still falls behind its Prescott cousins.