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Benchmark results — continued

SPECviewperf workstation graphics
SPECviewperf simulates the graphics loads generated by various professional design, modeling, and engineering applications.

Notice here the contrast between the Athlon 64 FX with the K8T800 and with the nForce3 Pro. With the K8T800, the Athlon 64 FX is arguably the fastest system overall in the viewperf suite. The nForce3 Pro, however, seems to limit performance quite a bit.

Also, here's a case where the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition's L3 cache doesn't seem to help much. That's almost surprising, because it tends to help much more often than not.