AquaMark3 is a powerful tool to determine
reliable information about the gaming performance of a computer system. Because
the benchmark extensively utilizes DirectX9, DirectX8 and DirectX7
functionality, it represents the requirements of typical gaming applications in
2003 and 2004.
AquaMark 3 
Processor  Benchmark Results 

Processor 
Points 
Ranking 
1. 
Athlon65
FX51 
10023 

2. 
AthlonXP 3200+ 
7843 

3. 
Pentium 4 3.2GHz 
10632 

4. 
Pentium 4 3.2GHz EE 
11141 

5. 
Pentium 4
3.6GHz EE (OC'd) 
12025 

AquaMark 3 
Graphics  Benchmark Results 

Graphics 
Points 
Ranking 
1. 
Athlon65
FX51 
5439 

2. 
AthlonXP 3200+ 
5367 

3. 
Pentium 4 3.2GHz 
5346 

4. 
Pentium 4 3.2GHz EE 
5349 

5. 
Pentium 4
3.6GHz EE (OC'd) 
5334 

Each platform scores similarly in AquaMark's graphics test  at least within a margin of error for the metric. On the other hand, Intel's Pentium 4 Extreme Edition dominates the processor test, outpacing both the Pentium 4 3.2GHz and AMD's new Athlon 64 FX51. Nevertheless, we still see a 30 percent discrepancy between the Athlon 64 and Athlon XP.
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. 
Athlon64 FX51 
38 

2. 
AthlonXP 3200+ 
46 

3. 
Pentium 4 3.2GHz 
43 

4. 
Pentium 4 3.2GHz EE 
40 

5. 
Pentium 4 3.6GHz EE (OC'd) 
36 

Super PI measures the amount of time taken to calculate the constant PI to a million digits. Because the result is measured in seconds, small numbers are better and the Athlon 64 FX51 boasts the lowest score (unless you're counting the overclocked Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, which we'd discourage against). Intel's Pentium 4 Extreme Edition takes second place, followed in kind by the vanilla 3.2GHz part.