Test System Specs:|
AthlonXP 2000+ (Palomino)
AthlonXP 2100+ (T-Bred)
12.5 x 133 = 1.66 GHz (Palomino)
12.5 x 133 = 1.66
13 x 133 = 1.73 GHz (T-Bred)
12.5 x 152 MHz = 1.9 GHz (T-Bred)
Albatron GeForce4 Ti4600
256MB KingMAX DDR333
||40 GB Maxtor
||NEC 50x CD-ROM|
Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive
||Thermalright SK-6 w/40 CFM YS
||Antec 400W PSU |
||WindowsXP Build 2600|
Business Winstone 2001
SiSoft Sandra 2002
Since the AthlonXP2100+ was only able to hit 1.76 GHz, we
simply used the AthlonXP 2000+ (T-Bred) for the overclocking benchmarking because it
would cover the same bases in terms of performance. The AthlonXP 2100+
was benchmarked at stock (1.73GHz) speeds.
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
surprising to see that the T-Bred performs on par with the Palomino.
Overclocking brings a nice performance boost.
Content Creation Winstone
2001 keeps multiple applications open at once and switches among those
applications. Content Creation Winstone 2001's activities focus on what we call
"hot spots," periods of activity that make your PC really work--the times where
you're likely to see an hourglass or a progress bar.
Business Winstone is a
system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall
performance when running today's Windows-based 32-bit applications on Windows 98
ME, Windows NT 4.0 (SP6 or later), Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP which
runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time
a PC takes to complete those activities to produce its performance
Winstone benchmarks are using older software and we see that the T-Bred's
perform on par with their Palomino counterparts.