Intel 3.40E & 3.40C Pentium 4 - Page 5

..:: AquaMark 3.0 ::..

To start off the gaming related benchmarks, we’re going to cover results that we attained from AquaMark 3.0. This is a gorgeous benchmark and can place some serious strain on any system. For our benchmarking purposes, we ran the default test at 1024 x 768 x 32 with no anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering enabled. For each of the frequency settings that we tested both the “Prescott” and “Northwood” processors at, we received results placing the “Northwood” core over so slightly above that of the “Prescott”. Interestingly enough, those same results showed the CPU score for the “Prescott” to average between 75 and 100 more points than that of the “Northwood” core processors, while graphics scores were higher for the “Northwood” core than the “Prescott” core.

..:: Comanche 4 ::..

The next benchmark that we’ll be covering from a gaming aspect is that of Comanche 4. For our benchmarking purposes, we turned off audio and all other non-necessary items, and ran the benchmark at the 640 x 480 resolution. We chose to run at such a lower resolution for this benchmark, and for nearly all other in order to take the graphics card limitations out of the game. In Comanche 4, we see that once again the “Northwood” core holds a sizeable lead over the “Prescott” core on the grand scheme of things. In earlier results, we saw “Prescott” besting “Northwood” by more than just a clock for clock situation, and now the tables have turned. Will these results continue this way, or will “Prescott” be able to bring it back around?