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Product: Pentium 4 2.8GHz & Intel D845EBT Motherboard
Company: Intel
Website: http://www.intel.com
Estimated Street Price:
$637
Review By: Julien Jay

Applications Benchmarks

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: CPU Architecture
3: SSE2 Instructions & P4 2.8GHz CPU Design
4: Intel i82845e Chipset
5: Intel D845EBT Motherboard
6: Intel D845EBT Sound Features
7: Synthetic Benchmarks
8: Games Benchmarks
9: Applications Benchmarks
10: Benchmarks analysis
11:
Conclusion

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: CPU Architecture
3: SSE2 Instructions & P4 2.4GHz CPU Design
4: Synthetic Benchmarks
5: Games Benchmarks
6: Applications Benchmarks
7: Benchmarks analysis
8:
Conclusion
Business Winstone is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running today's top-selling Windows-based 32-bit applications on Windows 98 SE, Windows NT 4.0 (SP6 or later), Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP. Business Winstone doesn't mimic what these packages do; it runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete those activities to produce its performance scores.

For our tests we used ZD Business Winstone 2001 1.03. As you can see the Athlon XP 2200+ fells to the bottom of the ranking. Even the Pentium 4 2.0AGHz gives 9% better result than the AMD Athlon XP 2200+. The Pentium 4 2.8GHz is 31% faster than the AMD Athlon XP 2200+ while being 1% faster than the Pentium 4 2.66GHz.
 

Content Creation Winstone 2002 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications on Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows XP. Following the lead of real users, Content Creation Winstone 2002 keeps multiple applications open at once and switches among those applications. Content Creation Winstone 2002 is a single large test that runs the above applications through a series of scripted activities and returns a single score. Those activities focus on what we call "hot spots," periods of activity that make your PC really work--the times where you're likely to see an hourglass or a progress bar.

For our tests we used Content Creation 2002 version 1.01. This test shows how important the new SSE2 instructions of a Pentium 4 are for multimedia applications. Just like for Ziff Davis Business Winstone 2001, the Pentium 2.8GHz is on top of the race. Then again the Athlon XP2200+ is totally in the dust being the last of the test. The Pentium 4 2.8GHz is 30% faster than the Pentium 4 2.0a GHz and Athlon XP 2200+. Intel's fastest processor is 3% faster than the Pentium 4 2.66GHz according to this test. Finally the Pentium 4 2.8GHz beats the Pentium 4 2.53GHz by 8%.

SYSMark 2002 remains an essential and very good benchmarking tool that is definitely not biased. SYSmark 2002 is meant for the serious benchmarking professional. It includes a robust set of 14 application benchmarks covering a wide range of Internet Content Creation and Office Productivity application categories. The applications emulate usage patterns of today's desktop business user that includes concurrent execution of applications. We have tested Intel and AMD platforms with SYSMark 2002 and the results speak for themselves.

The Athlon XP 2200+ is the slowest processor of this test with a result below the crucial bar of 200. The Pentium 4 2.8GHz is obviously the fastest processor of this test beating the Pentium 4 2.66GHz by 3%, the Pentium 4 2.53GHz by 7%, the Pentium 4 2.0a GHz by 31% and the AMD Athlon XP 2200+ by 50%!

 

 Games Benchmarks Benchmarks Analysis

 

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