I need some help figuring out what's up with some of the benchmarks shown on separate articles from Tom's Hardware. I'm looking to buy a new machine, and so I was interested in looking at some performance figures on RDRAM motherboards. When I noticed a large inconsistencies across different types of articles @Tom's.
May 1, 2002 - Here we have a Pentium 4 2.4ghz/133Mhz w/ PC1066 533Mhz running Quake at 640x480, the Framerate is at: 381.6fps
September 9, 2002 - Pentium 4 3.06ghz/133Mhz w/ PC1066 533Mhz running also Quake at 640x480. The Framerate? 384.6fps
The benchmark setups are identical, except that the Pentium4 3.06ghz benchmark is runned on WindowsXP, while the 2.4ghz is on Windows2000
So how in the freaking world can a
Pentium4 3.06ghz + GeForce 4 4600 be running as slow as a Pentium4 2.4ghz + GeForce 3 Ti500 ?!?