By concentrating on a wide variety of applications, SYSMark 98 is a very good tool for talking about the overall performance of a system. If you use applications that would primarily be considered to be "high-end" (i.e. CAD Drafting, Software Development, Image Editing, etc…) then High End Winstone 99 is the benchmark you need to focus in on. And if you’re primarily a business application user, then Business Winstone 99 would make the most sense for your needs. But as an indication of performance in all arenas (with the exception of games), SYSMark 98 is perfect.

And overall, judging from the SYSMark 98 scores, the Athlon is the faster CPU. At 700MHz, the Athlon weighs in 7% faster than the Pentium III E at 733MHz. This advantage comes mainly from the FPU intensive applications that are a part of the SYSMark 98 suite.

There is also a clearly defined division between the Pentium III EB and the Pentium III E running on the i820 and BX platforms respectively. This supports the argument that the 133MHz FSB & RDRAM do make a difference in overall system performance.

SYSMark 98

Athlon 500

245

Athlon 550

260

Athlon 600

288

Athlon 650

300

Athlon 700

318

Pentium III 500 (BX)

214

Pentium III 500E (BX)

234

Pentium III 533B (820)

229

Pentium III 550 (BX)

229

Pentium III 550E (BX)

248

Pentium III 600 (BX)

245

Pentium III 600B (820)

253

Pentium III 600E (BX)

262

Pentium III 600EB (820)

267

Pentium III 650E (BX)

278

Pentium III 667EB (820)

286

Pentium III 700E (BX)

293

Pentium III 733EB (820)

302

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  • vortmax2 - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - link

    First! Lol, I remember the days when I could understand what a CPU was all about. Reply

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