SiSoft Sandra 2003 is a very popular
benchmarking suite that offers many benchmarks to
rate specific components of your PC, and we’ll be
using the CPU Arithmetic, CPU Multi Media, and Memory
Bandwidth benchmarks to measure the Athlon XP 3200+’s
CPU and Memory performance.
In our first test, the 3200+ was easily
outperformed by both 3Ghz Pentium 4’s in both the
ALU and FPU portions of the CPU Arithmetic benchmark.
The CPU Multi Media benchmark’s Integer
portion showed both the AMD CPU’s keeping up with
the Intel Pentium 4’s, but the Floating Point portion
of the test shows the 3.0C and 3.06Ghz Pentium 4’s
almost doubling the 3200+ and 3000+’s.
Futuremark’s PC Mark 2002, a benchmark program that
tests a system’s CPU, Memory, and Hard Drive
performance in today’s most used applications. In the CPU portion of the test, we
see the Pentium 4’s once again beating out both
Athlon XP processors.
SuperPI, an often overlooked but very
important and CPU stressing benchmark measures the
amount of time taken to calculate PI to a selected
size, and we’re using 1M. Therefore, the less time
it takes the better in our SuperPI test. Our SuperPI results show the 3.0C
just barely etching out the 3200+, by only one second
while both Athlon XP processors were able to beat
out the Pentium 4 3.06Ghz.