The Test

All of the benchmarks used in this review are identical to those used in our Athlon XP 2100+ Review. For more thorough descriptions of the tests we suggest you read through the benchmark sections of that review first.

Just as we introduced in our 2100+ Review, this review features CPU scaling charts at the bottom of every benchmark page. These charts are designed to illustrate how the performance of various CPU families scales with clock speeds; the goal being to help point out whether a CPU's performance is continuing to scale linearly with clock speed or if the laws of diminishing returns are kicking in.

Windows XP Test System



AMD Athlon XP 1.73GHz (2100+)
AMD Athlon XP 1.67GHz (2000+)
AMD Athlon XP 1.53GHz (1800+)
AMD Athlon XP 1.40GHz (1600+)
AMD Athlon-C 1.40GHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.0AGHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz
Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz
Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz
Motherboard(s) EPoX 8KHA+ ASUS P4T-E (Intel 850)

256MB PC800 Mushkin RDRAM
256MB DDR333 Crucial (CAS2.5) DDR SDRAM

Hard Drive

Maxtor D740X Ultra ATA/133 80GB HDD


Phillips 48X

Video Card(s)

NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600 128MB DDR


Linksys LNE100TX 100Mbit PCI Ethernet Adapter


Operating System

Windows XP

Video Drivers

NVIDIA Detonator 4 v27.30

Still not 533MHz and not a new Core Content Creation Performance


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  • Thatguy97 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - link

    what a boring time in the industry

    thank god for the athlon 64

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