SYSmark2001 uses real world applications
concurrently as an accurate way to test the system by following patterns that
reflect the way real users work. SYSmark2001's workloads accurately represent
today's updated business usage model. The benchmark runs at a realistic
execution speed, with think times between application interactions, in order to
emulate a desktop user's interaction with the operating system and applications.
Higher numbers denote better performance.
Here the P4X845EPro when teamed up with a P4
running at 2.1 GHz with a 133 MHz FSB scores very well in SysMark2001. When the
FSB has been upped to 163 MHz those scores are simply amazing!
SysMark2002 is more of an extension of SysMark2001
rather then a whole new benchmark. The applications used during testing have
been updated and most importantly for AMD users, the new SysMark2002 uses the
Windows Media Encoder 7.1 which supports the AthlonXP's SSE
Here in SysMark2002 the
performance differences are quite a bit larger then in SysMark2001. Remember
there is also a 500 MHz CPU speed difference as well as to the higher