Intel P3 outperforms a P4??

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

  1. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    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

    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

    Aussie983 ßµ®ηiή Şiliςδη

    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