3DMark 2001 SE and 3DMark03
The once-popular 3DMark 2001 SE is an old test, but its showings are still interesting for many users.
The results confirm the disgustingly low speed of the Celerons that we noticed before. The Pentium 4 1.8A goes like the Celeron 2.8GHz – well, that’s natural as they cost about the same money. However, the Pentium 2.4 models with the faster FSB get much higher numbers and compete with the Athlon XP family, which are simply astounding performers against the Celeron series.
The situation remains the same in the new version of the benchmark. The low performance of the Celerons is already expected, but you should note that the processor-memory bandwidth is an important factor in this test. That’s why the Pentium 4 1.8A is slow, while the Pentium 4 2.4C is fast here.