PCMark04 is the latest version of the popular
PCMark series. PCMark04 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for
measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead
of including very large applications or using specifically created code. This
allows PCMark04 to be a smaller installation as well as to report very accurate
results. As far as possible, PCMark04 uses public domain applications whose
source code can be freely examined by any user.
FutureMark's new PCMark04 benchmark the P4 clearly performs faster
due to running a dual channel memory controller. Again all memory running
at 200 MHz performs roughly the same.
By combining DirectX8 support with completely new
graphics, it continues to provide good overall system benchmarks. 3DMark2001SE
has been created in cooperation with the major 3D accelerator and processor
manufacturers to provide a reliable set of diagnostic tools. The suite
demonstrates 3D gaming performance by using real-world gaming
technology to test a system's true performance abilities. Tests
include: DirectX8 Vertex Shaders, Pixel Shaders and Point Sprites, DOT3 and
Environment Mapped Bump Mapping, support for Full Scene Anti-aliasing and
Texture Compression and two game tests using Ipion real-time physics.
Higher numbers denote better performance.
reason why the Athlon64 does not get as big a performance boost is because the
memory controller runs at processor
speed and we're running the CPU near stock speed. If you're a P4 user though
you'll certainly be very happy with the performance of the OCZ PC3200