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Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz Processor Review

Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Socket 423 users have little options open to them for getting more 'horse power' under their hood.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Intel Sep 20 2001   Colin Sun  
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SPECviewPerf 6.1.2 Source: SPEC.org

SPECviewperf is a portable OpenGL performance benchmark program written in C. It was developed by IBM. Later updates and significant contributions were made by SGI, Digital and other SPECopcSM project group members. SPECviewperf provides a vast amount of flexibility in benchmarking OpenGL performance. Currently, the program runs on most implementations of UNIX, Windows NT, Windows 95/98 and Linux.Higher numbers equate to better performance.

SPECviewperf 6.1.2 Benchmark Results
Processor / Test Score Ranking

Light_04

1. Pentium 4 1.7 GHz 8.26
2. Pentium 4 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 10

DRV_07

1. Pentium 4 1.7 GHz 18.78
2. Pentium 4 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 23.33

DX_06

1. Pentium 4 1.7 GHz 29.66
2. Pentium 4 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 37.55

The P4 does fairly well here. Overclocking seems to improve the performance of the CPU quite abit as well! Then again remember the FSB is running higher also at 111 MHz. It's funny, our 2 GHz P4 teamed up with DDR performs on par with the 1.7 GHz with RDRAM. Interesting.

Sisoft Sandra 2002 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

SiSoft Sandra 2001 Benchmark Results
Intel Pentium 4 Score

Multimedia Benchmark

1. Integer SSE2 - 1.7 GHz 6809 it/s
1a. Integer SSE2 - 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 7577 it/s
2. Floating-Point SSE2 - 1.7 GHz 8236 it/s
2a. Floating-Point SSE 2 - 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 9141 it/s

CPU Benchmark (FSB/Memory)

3. Dhrystone ALU - 1.7 GHz 3321 MIPS
3a. Dhrystone ALU - 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 3673 MIPS
4. Whetstone FPU/SSE2 - 1.7 GHz 887 FPU/2090 SSE2 MFLOPS
4a. Whetstone FPU/SSE2 - 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 985 FPU/2325 SSE2 MFLOPS

Memory Benchmark (FSB/Memory)

5. Integer ALU - 1.7 GHz 2499 MB/s
5a. Integer ALU - 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 2775 MB/s
6. Float FPU - 1.7 GHz 2497 MB/s
6a. Float FPU - 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 2772 MB/s

The numbers the P4 1.7 GHz gets are pretty respectable. Most impressive is the memory bandwidth scores, it's amazing how much is available.

SuperPI Source: SuperPI

SuperPI calculates the number PI to 1 Million digits in this raw number crunching benchmark. The benchmark is fairly diverse and allows the user to change the number of digits of PI that can be calculated from 16 Thousand to 32 Million. The benchmark, which uses 19 iterations in the test, is set 1 Million digits.

Lower numbers denote faster calculation times (seconds), and hence, better performance.

Super PI (1 Million digits) Benchmark Results (Lower is better)
Processor seconds Ranking
1. Pentium 4 1.7 GHz 106 sec
2. Pentium 4 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 95 sec

SuperPi is a pure FPU benchmark with no special code written in it and the P4 performs quite horribly here since the FPU of the P4 is quite weak.

PCMark 2002 Source: MadOnion

PCMark is a new benchmark from our pals at MadOnion which a whole system benchmark. It can be used on desktop PC's, Laptops and even Workstations and tests everyday computing from home to office usage. PCMark specifically stresses the CPU, memory subsystem, graphics subsystem, hard drives, WindowsXP GUI (if WinXP is used), video performance and even laptop batteries. This benchmark was released March 12, 2002 and can be downloaded from Madonion if you would like to give it a test run on your computer for comparisons sake... don't cry to hard when you compare your numbers to the ones listed below!

PCMark2002 Benchmark Results
Processor PCMarks Ranking
1. Pentium 4 1.7 GHz 4141
2. Pentium 4 1.89 GHz (oc'ed) 4185

PCMark does have SSE2 code written into it and the P4 1.7 GHz performs quite well here. The 188 MHz overclock doesn't seem to improve performance much here.

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