DirectX 9 Performance

Aquamark

We can see that the actual game performance doesn't vary much over these high end processors. However, when we look at the seperate CPU score for each processor, we can see that the Intel line of proceossors tend to do a bit more behind the scenes than AMDs. Prescott laggs behind Northwood in this benchmark as well.

Halo

Once more, the DirectX 9 offerings we have are too GPU bound for the processor to significantly improve performance.

GunMetal

Again, we see virtually no real world performance differences in this game as it is highly GPU bound even at low resolutions. The Northwood versions of the P4 still maintain their very slight edge over Prescott.

SYSmark 2004 DirectX 8 Performance
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  • ianwhthse - Sunday, February 01, 2004 - link

    *sigh*

    Well, now I know.

    *goes to buy A64*
    Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Sunday, February 01, 2004 - link

    read the article... Reply
  • Stlr22 - Sunday, February 01, 2004 - link

    31 stage pipeline?!.....lol..guess those "30 stage pipelne" rumors were true.

    These processors aren't bad at all. They performed on the same level as the Northwood versions. They just aren't worth the "premium" price tag that they will carry for now.

    Looks like there wont be a better time to grab a Northwwod,
    as I'm sure these puppies will keep dropping in price to make room for the Prescotts.
    Reply
  • Thatguy97 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    lol never even made to 4ghz man you guys did not give intel the crap it deserved Reply

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