Performance in Scientific Tasks
To test the CPU performance during scientific calculations we used the new beta version of the ScienceMark 2.0 test package, which checks how fast the tested platforms can solve different math1ematical modeling tasks.
One of pretty important advantages of the Athlon architecture is a powerful FPU unit, which is very actively involved in this sort of tasks. Therefore, no wonder that even Athlon XP 3200+ showed very good results in ScienceMark 2.0. The improvements introduced in the new Athlon 64 FX-51 lead to even higher results of the latter. Top Pentium 4 and Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processors can’t boast anything spectacular here.