Recently, Ziff Davis retired their WinBench processor test, so we have been left with the processor test from MadOnion's 3D Mark 2000 benchmarking application. Rather than using hardware T&L, each CPU was set for its respective pipeline optimization (SSE and 3Dnow!). Unfortunately, the recently released 3D Mark 2001 does not include a processor test, so 3D Mark 2000 will remain in our processor benchmarking repertoire for a while longer.
Both of AMD's most recent releases have surpassed the performance of Intel's Pentium 4. However, with the release of their 1.7GHz variant, Intel's latest and greatest is able to top the charts for the first time.