The averaged performance in “general-purpose” applications was measured by the SYSMark 2004 suite.
The Pentium 4 570J proves to be a very fast processor as it outperforms the competing products from AMD in five out of six subtests. It is only in the Communication subtest that Intel’s new CPU is behind the Athlon 64 4000+ and the Athlon 64 3800+. We’d also like to mark the highest performance of the Pentium 4 570J compared to the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.46GHz: with its 1066MHz system bus and a 2-megabyte L3 cache buffer, the latter is no match for the former as the new processor’s clock rate of 3.8GHz is a trump that’s hard to beat.
The SYSMark 2004 average performance results confirm that:
As you see, Intel’s new processor, the Pentium 4 570J, is terribly fast in general-purpose applications, outperforming the competitors from the Athlon 64 family as well as the products from the higher price category (Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and the Athlon 64 FX series).