Synthetic 3D and System Benchmarks - MadOnion
3DMark2000 is a synthetic Direct3D benchmark that is compatible with DirectX 7. It takes full advantage of the Geforce2, ATi Radeon and DirectX 7 enhancements. 3DMark2000 has become one of the world's most used benchmark utilities.
These tests are still synthetic in nature, but are built on actual 3D engines and games making them more reliable than Sandra; so we consider them partial real-life. Here we see the extra memory bandwidth gives the new Pentium 4 the power to pull ahead.
3DMark2001 SE is the latest installment in the popular 3DMark series. By combining DirectX 8.1 support with completely new graphics (including the GeForce4), it continues to provide benchmark results that empower you to make informed hardware assessments.
Here we see the same again with the Pentium 4 on the 533FSB and 4.2GB/s memory pulling ahead of the P4 on the 400MHz bus. This benchmark shows more of what P4's are made of since it is DX8.1 enabled.
PCMark2002 is a completely new, multipurpose benchmark, suited for benchmarking all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark2002 consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark2002 also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other MadOnion.com benchmarks.
PCMark2002 is based in part on SysMark in that is runs every day application type processes to gauge the CPU, Memory and HDD's performance. Though unlike SysMark, it doesn't use actual everyday programs like Word, Excel or any other Audio conversion program. It uses its own simulated programs, so it's still a synthetic test in so many words but in others it's more towards real-life. Here the Pentium 4 533FSB pulls well ahead of the older P4 400FSB. Good signs for the upcoming Pentium 4.