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Survival of the Fittest - Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz vs. AMD Athlon XP 3200+ - Benchmarks - Test Systems and Sandra 2003

Later on today Intel will release its newest and fastest desktop processor yet - the Pentium 4 at 3.2GHz on an 800MHz quad-pumped FSB. It is a 200MHz jump over their previous processor and 1GHz faster than AMD's fastest desktop processor. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson gives us the dirt on Intel's fastest processor and puts it head to head with AMD's Athlon XP 3200+ for the survival of the fittest under our intense benchmarking suite.

| AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 22, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Intel

Test Systems

 

Intel Test System

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte 8NXKP I875P (Supplied by Gigabyte Technologies)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (Supplied by ATI)

 

AMD Test System

 

Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X (Supplied by AMD Australia)

 

Memory: 2x 256MB DDR-400 Kingmax (Supplied by Kingmax Australia)

 

Hard Disk: Western Digital WD80 7200RPM (Supplied by Techbuy)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (Supplied by ATI)

 

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra 2003, Lame MP3, DIVX Encoding, Sysmark 2002, 3DMark03, PCMark2002, Vulpine GLMark 1.1, Quake 3 Arena, Star Trek Voyager, Jedi Knight II, Comanche 4, Aquanox and UT 2003

 

SiSoft Sandra 2003

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2001 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

 

 

While having similar ratings, the AMD Athlon XP 3200+ is nowhere near as powerful in CPU optimisation or memory bandwidth; in fact it doesn't come close to even the 3.0GHz Pentium 4.

 

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