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Benchmark Results: Productivity

AVADirect's W860CU: Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Vs. GeForce GTX 285M
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Adobe Photoshop surprises us with a noticeable difference between two notebooks that have the same CPU. The inability of Intel Turbo Boost in highly threaded applications hands a significant lead to the desktop processor’s higher non-boosted clock.

3ds Max 2010 shows the second notebook leading the first.

Recent versions of AVG don’t benchmark reliably.

WinRAR and 7-Zip are both highly threaded, with the use of four cores negating a benefit from Intel's Turbo Boost technology. We actually picked 7-Zip to replace WinZip because of its threading.

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