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Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz Processor Review

Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: These days, if you want a top of the line system, it's going to have a Pentium 4 inside.
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External Mfg. Website: Intel Oct 21 2002   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks; SuperPI, POVRay

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. XP 2700+ (2.16 GHz) 51
2. P4 2.66 GHz 57
3. P4 2.8 GHz 56
4. P4 3.09 GHz 51

AMD has always performed well in SuperPi because it's a pure FPU benchmark. Still, the P4 handles itself very well.

POVRay Source: POVRay.org

The Persistence of Vision Ray Tracer (POV-Ray) is an all round excellent package, but there are two things that particularly make it stand out above the rest of the crowd. Firstly, it's free, and secondly, the source is distributed so you can compile it on virtually any platform.

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

POVRay Benchmark Results (lower is better)
Processor Seconds Ranking
1. XP 2700+ (2.16 GHz) 148
2. P4 2.66 GHz 208
3. P4 2.8 GHz 197
4. P4 3.09 GHz 181

POVRay is another FPU intensive application, and the P4 doesn't do as well.

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Contents of Article: Intel Pentium4 2.8GHz
 Pg 1.  Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz Processor Review
 Pg 2.  Benchmarks; Sysmark 2002, Winstone 2002
 Pg 3.  — Benchmarks; SuperPI, POVRay
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks; Sandra Pro
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks; PCMark 2002, 3DMark 2001
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks; QIII Arena & Conclusions

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