3D Mark 2003
3DMark 2003 CPU Test
Futuremark’s description of the 3D Mark 2003 CPU test is vague at best, yet it provides results inline with what we’d expect for a processor rated slightly above the 3GHz Pentium 4. The metric appears to be sensitive to both front side bus and processor frequency, as the overclocked 3200+ scores roughly five percent better than the stock processor. Meanwhile, the Athlon XP 3200+ puts the same distance between itself and the 3000+. Cache also plays an important role, as the 3000+ ‘Barton’ is six percent faster than the 2700+ ‘Thoroughbred’, which runs at the same processor and front side bus speeds.