4Ghz CPU Power - Overclocking the P4

Overclocking/Overclocking Tests by Gamer @ 2003-05-09

We take a brand new Pentium 4 3ghz with a 800Mhz FSB, put it into the ASUS P4C800 and hook it all up to a Prometeia system. How does it perform in everyday applications? Find out in this article on future CPU power

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BenchMarks: Apps & Games


The SuperPi benchmark favours the AMD's FPU and for Intel to come on par you really have to push both the CPU and memory to the maximum: lets see how our P4@4ghz handles it:

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Oki what is 35 seconds when you have nothing to compare it to? Well here you go, credits go the people over at the ShrimpCity Forums

  • 0m40s - Barton 2500+ @ 10.5*228 (2394Mhz) - Corsair twinx 3200
  • 0m41s - TbredB xp2400+ @ 205*12.5 (2562.5Mhz) - DCDDR400
  • 0m43s - TbredB xp1800+ @ 193*12.5 (2412.5Mhz) - DCDDR3330
  • 1m08s - Palomino xp1700+ @ 11*149 (1639Mhz) - DDR266
  • 1m43s - Duron 1200Mhz - PC133 SDRAM
  • 2m18s - Duron 1000Mhz - PC100 SDRAM
  • 6m17s - Celeron 633Mhz - PC100 SDRAM
  • 7m15s - P2 350Mhz - PC100 SDRAM

    You can see from the results above that although our overclocked P4 is able to outperform all, it is clear that the lower clocked AMD has a lot of potential.

    WinAce Compression:

    A nice decrease in time when compressing a 655Mb file with the latest version of WinAce

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    3Dmark2001 SE

    We choose to run the video card related tests at the lowest resolution possible = 640x480.
    Some tests are more CPU dependant then others, overall a nice 13% increase in performance with Futuremark's 3DMark2k1 SE benchmark tool.

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    The maximum 3DMark achieved at default settings (1024x768x32bit) with this setup was 10098, puts it in the top 10 for the Geforce MX series from all over the world :)

    UT2003 [H] Bench

    Also here we see that not all maps in UT2003 will run smoother by upgrading your CPU, while others receive up to 12% increase in speed! Do note that we were severely limited by GPU power, but still managed to get 999FPS in the Maximum FPS test results on some maps!

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