Intel P4 Prescott and 3.40GHz “Extreme Edition” Page 2

Back to Page 1

 

Benchmarks

Synthetic

  • MadOnion’s 3DMark03 (CPU Only) – Patch: v340
  • Sysmark 2004 – Patch: None
  • PCMark2004 – Patch: v1.01
  • Main Concept 1.3 – Patch: Demo only
  • WebMark 2004 – Patch: None

Games

  • Falcon 4.0 – Patch: 1.08a and SP3 using PD Benchmark
  • Ghost Recon – Patch: English Patch
  • IL2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles – Patch: Fresh install only
  • Comanche 4 – Patch: Demo Benchmark
  • FS2002 – Patch: Fresh install only
  • F1 Challenge ’99 – ’02 – Patch: Fresh install only

Synthetic Benchmarks (Best scores are highlighted in red)

WebMark 04
SysMark 04
PC Mark 04
3DMark 03
(CPU Only)
Main Concept
Prescott 3.2E
132
191
4945
839
30.51
EE 3.4GHz
144
211
5342
956
30.75
Athlon 3400+
209
182
4022
763
42.73
FX-51
122
185
4108
899
39


Game Scores – 1024 x 768

Falcon 4.0
Ghost Recon
IL2 Sturmovik
Comanche 4
FS2002
F1 Challenge
Prescott 3.2E
57
176
90
64.25
34
84
EE 3.4GHz
58
198
103
77.36
35
89
Athlon 3400+
64
176
103
73.10
33
84
FX-51
66
179
108
72.28
36
85


Game Scores – 1600 x 1200

Falcon 4.0
Ghost Recon
IL2 Sturmovik
Comanche 4
FS2002
F1 Challenge
Prescott 3.2E
53
97
70
60.03
32
59
EE 3.4GHz
55
103
68
68.55
33
62
Athlon 3400+
59
89
70
69.84
31
51
FX-51
60
91
72
65.08
34
57

Benchmarking Comments

The synthetic scores are mostly in Intel’s favor. Main Concept shows decided advantages to using Hyper-Threading. One thing about SSE and HT… if you can find programs that really take advantage of the features, they can make a profound impact on performance. WebMark 2004 is new for reviewers and just came out from Bapco.

It tests the following applications:

  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® 6.0
  • Macromedia® Flash Player v7.0.14.0
  • Macromedia® Shockwave Player v8.5.1
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp1
  • Microsoft® Windows Media Player® 9 series
  • JavaSM Applets (SUNSM JRE 1.4.1)
  • Microsoft® .NET® Framework v1.1

We decided to use it to demonstrate web related performance.

The game scores show that Intel and AMD are, for the most part, neck and neck. We are working with Ubisoft on a LOMAC benchmark. We have taken a number of tests but would like to see us and them working together for a single benchmark to use. As expected, LOMAC is just brutal to systems. It will be exciting to see how it scales for years down the road. We look forward to adding SP4 and F4:OIR to our list as they come out. We also hear from Microsoft that they may be looking to create a benchmark for Flight Simulator 2004.

Conclusion

We expected Prescott to perform well and certainly it did. It’s right inline with what we expected from Intel’s 3.20GHz offering. Since it has a reduced die size, there are more benefits relating to price. It’s cheap at just $278 per 1K lots. A good argument could be made that they 3.20E is a fantastic value when comparing the performance and price. I would recommend it for those looking at Intel solutions without question.

I will caution overclockers however. The heat generated by this CPU is significant. Don’t expect much headroom for increasing the MHz. Expect Intel to continue with steppings while trying to get the heat down.

The 3.40GHz EE is also very fast. It should be because it’s going to be at a $999 price point. It’s hard to encourage anyone to buy the EE at that price because it’s not that much faster than the other processors. With the 3.40GHz release however, prices should be falling on the 3.20GHz Extreme Edition.

Click on the thumbnails below for an enlarged version of the file.

Intel will likely be looking to move the EE to Prescott down the road. This will be a great move for them and for consumers. The reduced die size will drop the price and hopefully by then, the heat issues will be better. 3MB of cache will be awfully sweet too!

 

Transistorized Light Dimming Assy P/N 1570166-1
$32.0 Transistorized Light Dimming Assy P/N 1570166-1 picture
416N-1 Collins Transistorized Power Converter (CORE)
$75.0 416N-1 Collins Transistorized Power Converter (CORE) picture
416N-1 Collins Transistorized Power Converter
$110.0 416N-1 Collins Transistorized Power Converter picture
1962323, 5961-00-011-8299, New / nos, Delco Remy Aircraft Generator Transistor
$39.99 1962323, 5961-00-011-8299, New / nos, Delco Remy Aircraft Generator Transistor picture
TRANSISTOR P/N 457-6005 ALT: MIS-1367412 NSN: 5961-00-462-2873 #27238
$2240.0 TRANSISTOR P/N 457-6005 ALT: MIS-1367412 NSN: 5961-00-462-2873 #27238 picture

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes