Now, let’s see how speedy the overclocked Pentium 4 2.4C is, compared to top-end models from the Pentium 4 and Athlon XP families. We used the following testbeds:
Pentium 4 2.4C @ 3.3GHz
Pentium 4 3.0
Athlon XP 3200+
ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2.0
ATI RADEON 9700 PRO
Seagate Barracuda ATA IV, 80GB
All the tests were run in Windows XP SP1.
Well, let’s start with Winstone tests.
Athlons are traditionally strong in Business Winstone 2002 and Athlon XP 3200+ is on top here. But the situation changes in Content Creation Winstone 2003: the 1.1GHz bus together with the 3.3GHz CPU frequency are weighty arguments.
The synthetic PCMark2002 shows another strong point of the platform based on the overclocked Pentium 4, besides the high CPU performance. It is the high bandwidth of the bus between the CPU and the memory. Although we couldn’t use the FSB and memory in synchronous mode during overclocking, the Pentium 4 2.4C system is the fastest.