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Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.06GHz with Hyper-Threading - Benchmarks - Direct3D

The Pentium 4 processor at 3.06GHz is here and it certainly means business not only breaking the impressive 3GHz barrier but sporting a new technology called Hyper-Threading (HT). Wouldn't it be nice to have dual processing support from a single processor? Well in theory, at least, you can with the latest processor from Intel. Read on as Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes us on a discovery of the Pentium 4 3.06GHz processor to determine whether or not HT and a little extra core speed boast is worth our upgrading dollars or not!

| Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 13, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: Intel

Real-World Direct3D Benchmarks

 

Max Payne

 

Max Payne is a new generation DirectX 7/8 game. This game is based on Hardware T&L advancements as well as many other features of the Intel Pentium 4 and Athlon XP.

 

 

Max Payne is not coded for SMP operations, thus the Hyper-Threading is wasted on this application.

 

Aquanox

 

Aquanox is the latest instalment of our benchmark software. This game is based heavily on DirectX 8 and 8.1 advancements and is designed to stress video cards to their ultimate limit, in all the best D3D benchmark to date.

 

 

Aquanox benefits from the Hyper-Threading systems, being based on DX 8.1 - more power gives better results this time around.

 

DroneZmark

 

DroneZmark is based on the popular DroneZ game engine. DroneZmark incorporates a looping demo and execution engine to test your system performance.

 

 

While DroneZ the game itself might be based on a SMP code, DroneZmark isn't and does not benefit from the extra CPU power.

 

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