Using 7-Zip, the differences between AMD and Intel are not incredibly significant when we standardize using a single core and 3 GHz core clock. The Pentium 4's results are horrible yet again.
WinRAR is clearly best-optimized for Intel's design. AMD’s Phenom II is as fast as a Core 2 core, but the current generation of Sandy Bridge-based chips delivers significantly more performance in this archiving application. We've refrain from commenting on the Pentium 4's showing.
WinZip is very popular app, despite the fact that it's single-threaded. It generally runs faster on Intel's processors, except for the Pentium 4's NetBurst design. If you go with AMD, pick a Phenom II that has L3 cache.
- A Real (Theoretical) Performance Shootout
- Six-Core CPUs: AMD Thuban And Intel Gulftown
- Modern Quad-Core CPUs: AMD Deneb And Intel Sandy Bridge
- Modern Dual-Core CPUs: AMD Regor And Intel Clarkdale
- Older Dual-Core Designs: AMD Brisbane, Intel Conroe, And Intel Wolfdale
- Outdated Dual-Core Designs: AMD Windsor And Intel Prescott
- Platforms: LGA 1366, 1156, 1155, 775, Socket AM2+, And AM3
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark 11
- Benchmark Results: Sandra 2010 Pro
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Archiving Tools
- Benchmark Results: OCR And PDF Creation
- Benchmark Results: Professional Applications