3D Mark 2001
3DMark 2001 - DirectX 8
We tested the Athlon XP chips in comparison to Intel’s Pentium 4 line in our last review, so if you’re looking for those numbers, we suggest you go back there. What we’re trying to do now is show the difference the faster bus makes, as well as what kind of potential you can unlock with a 180MHz+ bus.
As you can see, the margin between the 266MHz and 333MHz Athlon XP 2600+ is 2% at 800x600x32 in 3DMark 2001 SE, which is hardly noticeable at all. Of course, this is more of a 3D benchmark than CPU test, so lets move on to Serious Sam SE.