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Survival of the Fittest - Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz vs. AMD Athlon XP 3200+ (Page 5)

By Cameron Johnson from Jun 21, 2003 @ 23:00 CDT
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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