Final Words

As we expected, the 800MHz FSB improves overall performance between 0 and 12% as you can see by this chart:

Benefit of 800MHz FSB
Performance Improvement of 800MHz over 533MHz FSB
Content Creation Winstone 2003

Busines Winstone 2002

Unreal Tournament 2003 (Flyby)

Unreal Tournament 2003 (Botmatch)

Quake III Arena

Jedi Knight 2

Comanche 4

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0.0%

1.6%

4.7%

5.8%

7.3%

8.3%

2.5%

6.1%

5.0%

11.6%

6.1%

7.9%

9.4%

0.0%

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2
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5
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7
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9
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12
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14

Combine the improvement of the 800MHz FSB with the benefits of Hyper Threading and you've got some relatively tempting performance improvements to the Pentium 4, but it's nothing that's going to blow you away. The true benefits of both the 800MHz FSB and Hyper Threading will be realized with Prescott later this year as the processor will push higher frequencies and contain Hyper Threading specific architectural improvements that should improve performance even more.

The introduction of new platforms, the 800MHz FSB and Hyper Threading into the mainstream won't replace the need for higher clocked processors in order to remain competitive, but until AMD can respond with faster Athlon XPs and eventually with the Athlon 64, Intel will be just fine with their new C line of Pentium 4 processors.

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  • Anonymous User - Friday, September 19, 2003 - link

    Umm...right whatever, at least we can spend $2000 and get a powerful monster where as you get a let me see...133Mhz G3?! (OK, that's pushing it but you get the idea.) Besides, I might get a 3.0C Pentium-IV! BUAHAHHAH! Reply
  • Anonymous User - Sunday, July 20, 2003 - link

    http://anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1810

    Umm, make that the APPLE Powermac G5, and it's not 800MHz, it's 1GHz!

    You pee cee people crack me up. Enjoy your little kids toys!
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  • Thatguy97 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    Lol how times change Reply

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