Gaming Performance (continued)

Gaming Performance - Quake III Arena Demo Four
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AMD Opteron 244 (1.80GHz)

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C

AMD Athlon XP 3000+ (2.167GHz - Barton)

AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.80GHz - Barton)

AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.80GHz)

122.6

114.1

85.1

84.8

84.8

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0
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25
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49
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74
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98
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123
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147

Quake III based games also seem to favor the very low latency memory access the Opteron can offer.

Gaming Performance - Jedi Knight II Demo JK2FFA
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AMD Opteron 244 (1.80GHz)

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C

AMD Athlon XP 3000+ (2.167GHz - Barton)

AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.80GHz - Barton)

AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.80GHz)

74.2

65.8

39.7

39.7

39.7

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0
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15
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30
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45
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59
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74
|
89

The domination continues under Jedi Knight II; at first we thought something was wrong with the Athlon XP test bed, however no number of re-installing, switching motherboards and reconfiguring the system could get any of the Athlon XPs to perform any better. When paired with a PCI GeForce4 MX 440 and at such a low resolution, the Athlon XP platform ends up being bottlenecked very early on for some strange reason.

Gaming Performance - Comanche 4 Benchmark Test
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AMD Opteron 244 (1.80GHz)

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C

AMD Athlon XP 3000+ (2.167GHz - Barton)

AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.80GHz - Barton)

AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.80GHz)

35.2

32.7

31.2

30.3

29.8

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0
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7
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14
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21
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28
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35
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4

If these benchmarks are any indication of Athlon 64 performance, then we can look forward to one excellent gaming processor this Fall...

Gaming Performance - Unreal Tournament 2003 Video Encoding Performance - DiVX/XMpeg 4.5

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