We'll begin the real-world tests with Doom 3. We tested performance by playing back a custom-recorded demo that should be fairly representative of most of the single-player gameplay in Doom 3.
Holy poop! The Pentium M blows away the Pentium 4 in Doom 3. At 2GHz, the Pentium M beats the P4 Extreme Edition 3.4GHz and nearly ties the Pentium 4 570J at 3.8GHz. The 2.4GHz Pentium M leaves the P4 in the dust and beats out the Athlon 64 3800+, which also runs at 2.4GHz. Very impressive.
Our Far Cry demo takes place on the Pier level, in one of those massive, open outdoor areas so common in this game. Vegetation is dense, and view distances can be very long.
Far Cry's results show the Doom 3 scores weren't a fluke. The Pentium M isn't quite as stellar here, but it's awfully darned good.