99 is a subsystem-level benchmark that measures the performance of a PC's graphics, disk, and video subsystems
in a Windows environment. WinBench 99's tests can run on
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows Me
Higher numbers denote better performance.
Since Winbench99 is more of a "office" based
benchmark, you can see the AthlonXP totally leave the P4 2 GHz
in the dust.
With the internet content part of the benchmark, the AthlonXP 2000+ totally
destroy's the P4 - in some cases, it's almost twice as fast! Same thing goes for
the benchmark when CAD programs are tested. Of course historically, ever
since the Athlon was released 3 years ago with it's extremely powerful FPU, AMD
has always been in the lead in this department and Intel's attempts seem
to always fall short. Among the office applications the scores aren't even
close. AMD just completely smothers the Pentium4 in this benchmark, again and
Creation Winstone 2001 keeps multiple applications open at once and switches
among those applications. Content Creation Winstone 2001's activities focus on
what we call "hot spots," periods of activity that make your PC really work--the
times where you're likely to see an
hourglass or a progress bar.
Business Winstone is a system-level, application-based benchmark that
measures a PC's overall performance when running today's Windows-based 32-bit
applications on Windows 98 SE, Windows NT 4.0 (SP6 or later), Windows 2000,
Windows Me, or Windows XP which runs real applications through a series of
scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete those activities to
produce its performance scores.
number denote better performance.
Both, Content Creation and Business Winstone back up
what Winbench 99 says. The Content Creation tests are purely based on the
CPU is under full load calculating data. The Business Winstone test
demonstrates how a system handles multi-tasking.
Again, in both benchmarks, the AthlonXP totally
leaves the P4 behind by a fair