Processor 1: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (Northwood A) @ 400MHz FSB
Processor 2: Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (Northwood B) @ 533MHz FSB
Memory: 4x 128MB PC800 Samsung RDRAM (512MB)
Video Card: Leadtek GeForce3 Ti500
Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda ATA-3 UDMA 100 7200RPM
Drivers: nVidia Detonator v28.90, Intel Application Accelerator v2.1
Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2002, 3DMark2000, 3DMark2001, PCMark 2002 Pro, Quake III Arena, Aquanox, Star Trek Armada, Max Payne, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Star Trek Armada II
Synthetic System Benchmarks - Sandra 2002
SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2002 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.
Here, it is simple; tests of the CPU performance under synthetic conditions. These tests aren't really considered "Real-Life" as they offer only raw data of the CPU's core performances (FPU, ALU engines). Memory Benchmarks show that the increase in the FSB of the Pentium 4 to 533MHz does help quite a bit in synthetic tests. Will it hold up in real-world? Let's see.