We found no differences using 7-Zip a year ago compared to today. It was a heavily-threaded app back then and remains so now, favoring AMD's A8 over the dual-core Pentium.
Finally, truly exciting results! Back in 2011, WinRAR showed Intel with a huge advantage in our workload. Changes made to the program more recently see our two comparison machines much more evenly-matched. Regardless of the architecture under your PC's hood, though, performance is significantly better, so be sure to upgrade!
It is interesting, though, that while WinRAR is more highly-optimized than it was, Intel's two cores win out over the quad-core A8. Perhaps there's work left to do still to fully tax AMD's architecture.
Our Photoshop benchmark runs faster on today's updated systems.
The filters that we apply exploit as many cores as we throw at them, which is why AMD enjoys an advantage. The Pentium isn't far off, though, using half as many cores, a lower clock, and notably less power.
- Quo Vadis, Llano? A Look Back and Ahead
- Then And Now: Adobe Photoshop And WinZip
- Then And Now: Musemage And vReveal
- Other Benchmarks
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Components: AMD A8-3870 And Intel Pentium G630
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video
- Benchmark Results: Fritz, 7-Zip, WinRAR, And Adobe Photoshop
- Benchmark Results: 3ds Max, Adobe Acrobat, Fritz, And PCMark
- OpenCL Results: Photoshop CS6 And WinZip
- OpenCL Results: Musemage And vReveal
- Harnessing The Benefits Of Feature-Rich Hardware