Futuremark 3DMark 2001 SE, 3DMark03 and 3DMark05
3DMark 2001 SE is a pretty old but still pretty popular benchmark. Here we see Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX processors to be at the head of the race.
In 3DMark03 we do not see such a huge gap as in 3DMark 2001 SE. However, the CPU test from this package still shows that processors with AMD64 architecture are faster than the rivals. Although the overall results of this benchmark do not indicate an indisputable advantage of Athlon 64 processors any more.
The processor test from the latest 3DMark05 shows that the top Pentium 4 processor based on Prescott core defeats Athlon 64 4000+. However, it still fails to outperform Athlon 64 FX-55. As for the total score, the Intel platform appears much faster than AMD platform. It is most likely to be connected with the fact that LGA775 systems use graphics cards with the new PCI Express x16 bus, which boasts considerably higher bandwidth than the good old AGP 8x bus used in the today’s Socket 939 systems.