Page 1:AMD Now Sells Laptops Online!
Page 2:Double Power, DDR2 Memory Controller, And Variable Memory Bandwidth
Page 3:Why Two Execution Units In "one" CPU?
Page 4:L2 Cache Management In Alpha Processors
Page 5:Model Nomenclature, Models, And Pricing
Page 6:New S1 Socket
Page 7:Test Systems From MSI And HP
Page 8:Test Systems From MSI And HP, Continued
Page 9:Benchmarks And Settings
Page 10:Extended Benchmark Suite
Page 11:ABBYY FineReader 8
Page 12:Application Test Results
Page 13:ABBYY FineReader Pro 8.0
Page 14:Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus
Page 15:Office Applications: SYSmark 2004 SE
Page 16:SYSmark 2004 SE, Continued
Page 17:Battery Life: MobileMark 2005
Page 18:MobileMark 2005 Battery Life And Performance Rating: Conclusions
Page 19:Summary: Second Choice, If At All
ABBYY FineReader 8
We used FineReader 8 to convert the PDF version of the Tolstoy classic "War and Peace" to the MS Word DOC format. The background recognition mode of the latest version 8 supports both execution units of a dual-core CPU.
Windows Media Encoder
Windows Media Encoder 9, which is optimized for deployment in dual-core systems, was used to convert an AVI file of 426 MB to the WMV format.
Autodesk 3D Studio Max
We opened the 21 MB project file "Stadium" and subsequently rendered six images in a short movie clip in HDTV resolution. This application, too, is optimized for dual-core processors.
Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus
We used the multi-core-optimized Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus to scale a video file from the 352x288 MPEG-2 format to 720x576 MPEG-2, and applied a number of filters.
In the first multitasking scenario, a script concurrently executed WinRAR and the MP3 encoder LAME. The CPU had to convert a WAV file of 108 MB to the MP3 format, and at the same time compress a folder of 181 MB containing 23 files with maximum compression.
This scenario represents an aggravated version of the first MT scenario. In addition to WinRAR and LAME, Ogg Vorbis and the Windows Media Encoder were also executed concurrently. Ogg Vorbis converted an audio file to the OGG format, while the Windows Media Encoder converted an AVI file of 108 MB to the WMV format. Thus, the CPU had to process four tasks concurrently.
In this scenario, we simulated a process that can be observed every day in a business environment: while the user executes an application, a virus scan is performed in the background. In this case, we used FineReader 8 to convert the PDF version of the Tolstoy classic "War and Peace" to the DOC format of MS Word, and concurrently searched a large installation directory for viruses. Everybody is familiar with this type of scenario; most people working for large companies have noticed that it is best to go out for lunch once the IT department starts the scan process via remote access, because it is usually impossible to work productively.
- AMD Now Sells Laptops Online!
- Double Power, DDR2 Memory Controller, And Variable Memory Bandwidth
- Why Two Execution Units In "one" CPU?
- L2 Cache Management In Alpha Processors
- Model Nomenclature, Models, And Pricing
- New S1 Socket
- Test Systems From MSI And HP
- Test Systems From MSI And HP, Continued
- Benchmarks And Settings
- Extended Benchmark Suite
- ABBYY FineReader 8
- Application Test Results
- ABBYY FineReader Pro 8.0
- Pinnacle Studio 10 Plus
- Office Applications: SYSmark 2004 SE
- SYSmark 2004 SE, Continued
- Battery Life: MobileMark 2005
- MobileMark 2005 Battery Life And Performance Rating: Conclusions
- Summary: Second Choice, If At All