DOOM 3 CPU performance compared

— 11:01 AM on August 4, 2004

Those of you contemplating a system upgrade for DOOM 3 will want to read AnandTech's quick CPU performance comparison. The article does a nice job of showing how CPU and GPU performance relate to one another, but the big news is the AMD vs. Intel performance story. The Athlon 64 utterly owns this one, with the A64 3000+ slotting in between the Pentium 4 Extreme Editions at 3.2GHz and 3.4GHz. Faster Athlon 64s exclusively occupy the upper performance echelons. Ouch.

Another surprising result is the P4 Prescott clearly outperforming the Northwood. Those of you contemplating a new Pentium 4-based system may be mightily conflicted over the Northwood vs. Prescott question.

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