This new accurate diagnostic tool, designed for
DirectX9.0, provides you with all the information you need to make informed
hardware assessments. Havok Total real-time physics library from Havok - these
routines are used to accurately model the movements of objects due to forces,
etc. FMOD sound library from Firelight Technologies - these are used for the
various sound effects and routines used in the tests. Graphics adapter analysis
software from Powerstrip of Entech Taiwan - this is used to
correctly determine the speeds of the graphics processing and video memory
chips, plus supply additional hardware information. Higher 3DMark03 scores
denote better performance.
Pentium 4 3.2GHz Extreme Edition and Pentium 4
processors dominate the section of the test
that employs hardware acceleration. The Athlon 64 FX-51 takes third, and is
followed by the Athlon XP 3200+.
Futuremark's CPU metric
consists of Game 1 and Game 3, both using software vertex shaders and a low
resolution to maximize stress on the processor in question. The Athlon 64
assumes a notable advantage, followed by both of Intel's 3.2GHz Pentium 4
processors. However, pushed to 3.6GHz, the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition takes first
Quake III Arena is a First Person Shooter (FPS)
that revolutionized gaming as we know it. Using multiple light sources and
having graphics textures that can fill videocards, even after 3 years it's still
able to bring a cutting edge system to its knees.
Arena Fastest 'fscrusher' custom demo, 800x600 max detail |
||Pentium 4 3.2GHz
||Pentium 4 3.2GHz EE
||Pentium 4 3.6GHz EE
Adding two megabytes of L3
cache to the Pentium 4 adds augments performance by nearly 10 percent in Quake
III. Incidentally, that's enough to surpass the Athlon 64 FX's score, not to
mention the older Athlon XP 3200+. Overclocked, the chip picks up another 10
percent, making it more than 16 percent faster than the Athlon 64 FX.