Legacy comparisons, continued
That was a nice start on the last page, but we really can go broader than that. This next set of results includes fewer common benchmarks, but it takes us as far back as the Core 2 Duo and, yes, a chip derived from the Pentium 4: the Pentium Extreme Edition 840. Also present: dual-core versions of low-power CPUs from both Intel and AMD, the Atom D525 and the E-350 APU. We retired this test suite after the 3960X review in the fall of 2011.
Not enough? Back in 2001, we reviewed the Pentium 4 1.7GHz CPU, and we had it render the same "chess2" scene in POV-Ray that the 4770K finishes in 50 seconds above. The execution time? Over 13 minutes. Progress is good.
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