Windows 95 Performance of the Intel Pentium II - Business Winstone 97

Chip Business Winstone 97
Intel Pentium II MMX - 233 61.0
Intel Pentium II MMX - 266 64.4
Intel Pentium II MMX - 300 66.5

Windows 95 Performance of the Intel Pentium II - FPU Mark 98

Chip FPU Mark 98
Intel Pentium II MMX - 233 1210
Intel Pentium II MMX - 266 1380
Intel Pentium II MMX - 300 1560
Intel Pentium II MMX - 337.5 1740
CPU Motherboard Business Winstone 97 High End Winstone 97 SI95 2.0 CPU Mark 16/32
Intel Pentium II - 166 ASUS KN97-X 50.1 22.1 87.5 Not Run/Not Run
Intel Pentium II - 200 ASUS KN97-X 55.3 25.9 96.4 466/588
Intel Pentium II - 233 ASUS KN97-X 58.8 27.4 118.5 542/640

Intel Pentium II - 266

ASUS KN97-X

62.4

30.9

135.1

586/720

Intel Pentium II - 300

ASUS KN97-X

65.3

34.7

153.9

605/820

Intel Pentium II - 266

SuperMicro P6SKE

Not Run

Not Run

130.6

Not Run

Intel Pentium II - 300

SuperMicro P6SKE

62.1

32.7

147.4

601/816

Intel Pentium II - 266

Megatrends FX83-A

64.4

32.4

Not Run

Not Run/Not Run 

Intel Pentium II - 262.5

Megatrends FX83-A

63.2

32.0

Not Run

Not Run/Not Run 

Intel Pentium II - 290.5

Megatrends FX83-A

65.9

32.7

Not Run

 Not Run/Not Run

Intel Pentium II - 3001

Megatrends FX83-A

66.5

35.7

Not Run

Not Run/Not Run

NOTE: 1 - 75MHz Bus x 4.0

Raw Intel Pentium II Performance - Wintune 97 Scores

Chip Millions of Instructions per Second (Integer) Millions of Floating Point Instructions per Second (FPU)
P2/233 502 144
P2/266 567 167
P2/300 646 186

Intel Pentium MMX Windows 98 Real World FPU Tests - Truespace3 Render Times

Chip Render Time (lower is better)
Intel Pentium II - 233 Coming Soon!
Intel Pentium II - 266 Coming Soon!
Intel Pentium II - 300 8:13s
Intel Pentium II - 338 Coming Soon!

The performance of the Pentium II under Windows 98 was highly anticipated by me, and although I expected it to perform just a little bit better than it did, I am thoroughly satisfied with it. Unlike the previous two chips, the Pentium II is quite a bit faster under Windows 98 than under Windows 95, which is mainly a cause of its very strong 32 bit performance (which also explains its excellent Windows NT performance).

Notice that the Business Winstone score only increased by about 0.6 points, not really a huge difference and if I ran the tests a few times more I'm sure that gap would decrease in size.

Windows NT Performance of the Pentium II

CPU Motherboard Business Winstone 97 High End Winstone 97 SI95 2.0 CPU Mark 16/32
Intel Pentium II - 233 Megatrends FX83-A 80.9 Not Run Not Run Not Run

Intel Pentium II - 266

Megatrends FX83-A

85.3

Not Run

Not Run

Not Run/Not Run 

Intel Pentium II - 262.5

Megatrends FX83-A

Not Run

Not Run

Not Run

Not Run/Not Run 

Intel Pentium II - 290.5

Megatrends FX83-A

Not Run

Not Run

Not Run

 Not Run/Not Run

Intel Pentium II - 3001

Megatrends FX83-A

88.4

Not Run

Not Run

Not Run/Not Run

NOTE: 1 - 75MHz Bus x 4.0

Here, the Pentium II is showing off its buff performance, therefore taking some of the attention off of the price of the chip. Under NT4, the Pentium II can't be touched by any processor, regardless of clock rate. At 250MHz, the K6 doesn't come near the Pentium II - 233. A 300MHz K6 will probably reach the speed of a Pentium II - 233 under Windows NT, however it would be nearly impossible to top the performance of the Pentium II - 300.

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  • aditm - Thursday, December 18, 2003 - link

    I'm a fan of Klamath generation
    My PII works greate even with new programs.\
    It's stabile and fast specialy with Microsoft programs suite.
    Eg.- After restarting one of office suite 2000 Profesional or XP (Word,Exel,PowerPoin,etc.) it apears instantly on the screan.
    With only 32 MB of RAM office XP works greate, even multimedia (.avi,.mpg[2][3][4],.dvx,.etc).
    I don't think that an AMD or any other of it's kind can do the same job.
    :)
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  • SlyNine - Friday, May 04, 2012 - link

    Time to upgrade... I love nostalgia but seriously man, it is time to upgrade. Reply

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