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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsSound Jun 6th, 2020 - 12:24 AM EST
    Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz
    Author: David Pitlyuk | Paul Mazzucco
    Date Posted: August 3rd, 2001
    Rating: 7.5/10 SystemLogistics

    Quake III Arena

    Quake 3 has been one of the staple benchmarks of review sites since the games inception. While it is getting a bit on the old side, there are other games which use its engine, such as American Magees "Alice," and Star Trek: Elite Forces. While benchmarking all the games would be best, sometimes triage must be performed with respect to a reviewer's time. So we've stuck with the tried and true Quake 3 to be representative of OpenGL performance, and the other great bonus is that it's popular, and many scores to compare with elsewhere.

    Quake 3 also has the distinction of having the ability to change visual complexity by increasing the number of polygons that are rendered in a scene. It also has multithreaded support, though it is somewhat limited. While we didn't test the former simply because no hardly anyone (at least that I know of) uses it, the latter due to lack of a dual P4 platform, this bandwidth intensive game is also greatly affected by the speed of the processor, especially in the lower resolutions in the same way that the 3dmark tests were.


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    Higher is better


    Higher is better

    Quake III Arena is one of the tests that we usually see Intel perform really well in. As you can see from the charts, the Pentium 4 performs almost twice as fast at the lower resolutions. Note, that the lower resolutions are more important as they tend to use more processing power, rather than the video card. The higher the resolution, the more dependant on the video card it is. Other sites tests aren't really setup nearly the same way ours was, but you can see that the Pentium 4 really just pulls away here.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Technology Overview
    3. Should You Buy Now?
    4. Benchmarks Introduction/The Test
    5. SYSmark 2001
    6. Winstone 2001
    7. OfficeBench 2001
    8. Quake III Arena
    9. 3DMark 2000/2001
    10. Aquamark
    11. Conclusion

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