3ds Max runs a bit slower on AMD's updated system, but the difference is within the margin of error. Nevertheless, the A8 wins thanks to its four cores operating in parallel.
Creating a complex document in Adobe’s Acrobat X has always been faster on Intel's systems thanks to its single-threaded nature. Consistently, the most efficient architecture wins.
Fritz is a chess-based metric able to tax all of the x86 cores in your desktop. Naturally, then, AMD's quad-core A8-3870 has little trouble outperforming Intel's dual-core Pentium G630.
We also ran Futuremark’s PCMark 7, which measures performance in applications built into Windows 7, returning a synthetic score. Although Intel's advantage is quantifiable, both platforms finish this one fairly close together.
- 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