Ace's Hardware has discovered more problems with 3DMark 2003 where they found that a Pentium II with PC100 memory and Radeon 9700 Pro beat a Pentium 4 with dual channel PC2100 memory and a Radeon 9600. It would seem 3DMark 2003 only takes notice of the video card.
With the exception of GT1 - Wings of Fury, the 3DMark03 game test performance is almost completely opposite to the game benchmarks presented here with regards to CPU usage. In fact, in all of our testing, we were not able to find a single case where the 350 MHz Pentium II performed on par with the 1.4 GHz Celeron, or even within the same 20-25% range seen in 3DMark03's Battle of Proxycon and Troll's Lair tests. And it certainly never came remotely close to outperforming the 2.8 GHz Pentium 4, despite doing so in three out of four 3DMark game tests.More information @ Ace's Hardware
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