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Intel Pentium D 840 Dual-Core LGA775 Processor Review

Intel Pentium D 840 Dual-Core LGA775 Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: This 90nm processor uses a pair of Prescott cores running at 3.2GHz to bring multi-processing to the desktop in a LGA775 pinless package.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Intel Aug 17 2005   Mike Dowler  
Home > Reviews > CPU / Processors > Intel Pentium D 840

Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom3

Unreal Tournament 2004

Source: Epic

Unreal Tournament 2004 is the sequel to the highly popular UT2003 and uses the very latest Unreal Engine technology. Unreal Tournament 2004 employs the use of Vertex and Pixel Shaders and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 9 videocard if you plan to play with all the bells and whistles enabled. Higher numbers are better.

UT2004 Benchmark Results
dm-rankin Points Ranking
Pentium 4 540 90.13
Athlon64 3800+ 118.63
Athlon64 4000+ 122.5
Athlon64 X2 4800+ 36.06
Athlon64 X2 4800+ 64-bit 126.97
Pentium D 840 84.9
Pentium D 840 (4.02GHz) 97.71
Pentium D 840 64-bit 90.72
as-convoy Points Ranking
Pentium 4 540 64.81
Athlon64 3800+ 71.32
Athlon64 4000+ 78.59
Athlon64 X2 4800+ 83.17
Athlon64 X2 4800+ 64-bit 78.08
Pentium D 840 55.29
Pentium D 840 (4.02GHz) 62.88
Pentium D 840 64-bit 60.64
ctf-bridgeoffate Points Ranking
Pentium 4 540 134.09
Athlon64 3800+ 156.92
Athlon64 4000+ 169.47
Athlon64 X2 4800+ 14.77
Athlon64 X2 4800+ 64-bit 174.08
Pentium D 840 116.81
Pentium D 840 (4.02GHz) 132.91
Pentium D 840 64-bit 125.63

UT2004 is a bandwidth-hungry benchmark, and it exposes our Intel dual-core test platform's weaknesses again. Interestingly, this benchmark benefited noticeably from running under 64-bit Windows. The Athlon64 X2 4800+ had some issues with UT2004 in 32-bit mode.

Doom 3

Source: id Software

Doom 3 is the most advanced OpenGL game to date, it takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limits. At its highest setting Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrows videocards will have a hard time running everything. The framerates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times and with the third run being recorded. Higher numbers are better.

Doom3 Benchmark Results
LQ 640x480: Points Ranking
Pentium 4 540 88.5
Athlon64 3800+ 102
Athlon64 4000+ 115.7
Athlon64 X2 4800+ 114.9
Athlon64 X2 4800+ 64-bit 122
Pentium D 840 91.2
Pentium D 840 (4.02GHz) 104.9
Pentium D 840 64-bit 97.5

Doom3 also benefits greatly from 64-bit Windows XP when running on the Intel Pentium D 840. This is good news for gamers, especially as 64-bit video drivers can only get better with time. The Pentium D 840 derives little benefit from dual-core here, though it does manage to best the Pentium 4 540 by about 3FPS. The AMD dual-core processor holds the same advantage over the Pentium D that its single-core bretheren hold over the Pentium 4 processors in Doom 3.

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Contents of Article: Intel Pentium D 840
 Pg 1.  Intel Pentium D 840 Dual-Core LGA775 Processor Review
 Pg 2.  State of the art CPU
 Pg 3.  Intel's Dual Core Technology
 Pg 4.  Intel 955X Express Chipset
 Pg 5.  Intel 945P/G chipset
 Pg 6.  Intel E7230 Server Core Logic
 Pg 7.  Pinless LGA775 Package
 Pg 8.  Overclocking Intel's new dual-core processor
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: SysMark 2004
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Cinebench 2003
 Pg 11.  Benchmarks: Cinebench 2003 64-bit, Maya
 Pg 12.  Benchmarks: ScienceMark 2.0 in 32-bit and 64-bit
 Pg 13.  Benchmarks: SuperPI, Hexus piFast
 Pg 14.  Benchmarks: Sandra 2005, POVray
 Pg 15.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 16.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 17.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, UT2003
 Pg 18.  — Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom3
 Pg 19.  Intel's dual-core Workhorse

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