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Intel Pentium 4 Northwood Vs. AMD Athlon XP 2000+: Pure Numbers
Author: JonnyGURU | David Pitlyuk | Stan James
Date Posted: January 16th, 2002


We originally posted benchmarks on the Northwood and stated in the article that we would post the numbers on an AMD Athlon XP 2000+. So here they are, the same processors we tested before but with the XP 2000+ included in the numbers. We did not run SynthMark this time around, but you can check the Northwood's numbers for that test on the previous article.

The Test

Processor(s) AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Intel Pentium 4 2GHz Willamette
Intel Pentium 4 2GHz Willamette overclocked to 2.3GHz
Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz Northwood
Motherboard(s) Intel D850MV
Biostar M7MIA (AMD 761 Northbridge)
Memory 4 128MB Sticks Of PC800 Samsung RDRAM
1 512MB Stick Of Samsung PC2100 DDR CAS 2.5
Hard Drive IBM Deskstar 20GB 60GXP 7200RPM ATA100
Video Card Pine GeForce3 Ti200
Operating System(s) Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Benchmark Applications Prime 95
Science Mark v1.0
SiSoft Sandra


SiSoft Sandra

Prime 95

  Prime 95 - Lower Is Better
  AMD Athlon XP 2000+ Intel Pentium 4 2GHz Willamette Intel Pentium 4 2.3GHz Willamette Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz Northwood
Best time for 256K FFT length: 20.637ms 12.023ms 10.517ms 10.902ms
Best time for 320K FFT length: 26.803ms 15.999ms 13.996ms 14.454ms
Best time for 384K FFT length: 33.953ms 19.381ms 16.933ms 17.578ms
Best time for 448K FFT length: 37.841ms 23.293ms 20.411ms 21.154ms
Best time for 512K FFT length: 42.016ms 26.042ms 22.818ms 23.672ms
Best time for 640K FFT length: 54.608ms 34.193ms 29.899ms 30.956ms
Best time for 768K FFT length: 65.936ms 41.379ms 36.168ms 37.434ms
Best time for 892K FFT length: 77.247ms 50.782ms 44.092ms 45.966ms
Best time for 1024K FFT length: 88.114ms 54.969ms 47.888ms 49.981ms
Best time for 1280K FFT length: 116.713ms 78.487ms 68.486ms 71.600ms
Best time for 1536K FFT length: 140.802ms 97.701ms 84.249ms 88.992ms
Best time for 1792K FFT length: 169.112ms 120.991ms 105.347ms 111.025ms

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