Quake was considered as strength of P4
AMD Athlon XP DLL's - Finally here! Enjoy guys. This gives quite an FPS boost.
Note to people who think these DLLs are "unfair" in benchmarks. This is horribly incorrect. Quake3 (even with an Athlon XP) forces
AMD chips to use 3DNow, not SSE. Little do people know the 3DNow! code is completely broken in Quake3. It does not help at ALL.
The Pentium 3 and 4 chips however are both detected as "Pentium 3" chips, which automatically uses SSE which DOES work in Quake3
and gives a significant FPS boost. These DLLs don't enable SSE but do help with Athlons.. and if SSE was to ever be enabled in Quake3 for
Athlon processors they would blow Pentium 4 chips out of the water even more. In the tests I ran a P4-2.53 @ 3.32GHz, 175/750fsb lost to
a "stock" Athlon XP 2700+(2166MHz, 166fsb) using these dlls...
how good is reading reviews at hardware sites then...
I used to read them and weigh my buying opinion on that...how much worth was that :Z :Z