Productivity-oriented benchmarks deliver another mixed bag of results. The ABBYY FineReader and 7-Zip numbers are close, which is interesting because the former is heavily threaded, while the latter is much less so. Nevertheless, Intel's Core i5-2400 holds onto a significant lead in the WinZip and WinRAR compression workloads.
When it comes to graphics applications, the Core i5-2400 manages slight wins in 3ds Max and Adobe Photoshop at stock speeds, while AMD's FX-6100 takes the lead when we overclock it.
This is actually a little surprising, and it may be that the Intel system's single-channel memory handicap is hurting it. Fair's fair, though, and AMD gets an advantage as a result.
- Giving It Up For More Gaming Performance
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Cards, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drive, And Optical Drive
- Building And Tweaking Around A Radeon HD 7970
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3 And Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3 And StarCraft II
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks
- A Surprisingly Robust Gaming System