Athlon XP/2200+: how we tested

Summary:The performance of the new processors was evaluated using the following benchmarks:Benchmark tests usedBenchmark typeBenchmark nameApplication-based testsZD Business Winstone 2001, ZD Content Creation Winstone 2002Encoding tests LSX MPEG Encoder 3.5, XMpeg 4.

The performance of the new processors was evaluated using the following benchmarks:
Benchmark tests used
Benchmark type

Benchmark name

Application-based tests ZD Business Winstone 2001, ZD Content Creation Winstone 2002
Encoding tests LSX MPEG Encoder 3.5, XMpeg 4.5 (MPEG); Musicmatch Jukebox 7.0 (MP3)
Rendering tests Bryce 5.01, 3D Studio Max 4.26, Cinebench, Lightwave 7b
Internet tests ZD i-Bench 3.0
Workstation tests SPEC Viewperf 7.0
Gaming tests 3DMark 2001 SE, Aquanox, Comanche 4 (DirectX 8); Quake, Vulpine GLmark 1.1p (OpenGL)

The benchmarks were run on the following equipment:
Test platforms
Component
Athlon XP/DDR333
Pentium 4/DDR266
Pentium 4/PC800 and PC1066

Motherboard Gigabyte 7VRXP Intel 845GBC Asus P4T533-C
Chipset VIA KT333 Intel 845G Intel 850E
Memory (MB) 256 256 256

The rest of the equipment was the same for all systems. A Promise Fastrak 100 drove two IBM DTLA307030 hard drives as Raid-0. The graphics card used was the Asus V8200 T5 with nVidia’s GeForce 3 Ti 500 chipset and Detonator drivers 22.80. All tests were carried out under Windows XP Professional at a resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels and 32-bit colour depth.

Topics: Hardware, Processors, Reviews

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