Intel P3 outperforms a P4??

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ming, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    For those who lives in the UK, you should get your hands on the May edition of CustomPC magazine.
    They've done a lab test of a P3 and a P4. I won't go into all the details

    P3 spec:
    Tualatin-core Pentium III-S CPU (1.26GHz)
    133MHz FSB
    256kb L2 Cache
    Socket370

    This CPU was OC'd to 1.8GHz.

    One paragraph taken word for word from the magazine:
    "In the FPU-intensive benchmark, RealStorm 2004, the Pentium III, at 1.8GHz with a lowly 256kb of Level 2 cahce, outgunned the modern 2.6GHz Pentium 4c, with its 800MHz FSB, double the Level 2 cache and a massive amount of extra memory bandwidth."
     
  2. Ive heard that before somewhere...
     
  3. Aussie983

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    yeah...that was talked about when the first P4 came out

    basically its like riding a 18-speed bike....the P4 is pedaling faster, but its in a lower gear and not going as fast as the P3 at the same clock speed