You can save time scanning a PDF and converting it into MS Word format by using Abbyy’s FineReader on Intel processors rather than AMD’s products.
However, since our situation is only taxing a single processing core (and most CPUs have three, four, or even six), the differences here are more theoretical than applicable to a real-world environment that makes frequent use of OCR tools.
You could say the same thing about creating a PDF from a Microsoft Office document. Clock for clock, a single Intel core is generally faster in Adobe Acrobat 9. In this particular case, the results are more valid because Acrobat doesn't scale well across multiple cores.
- 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- Outdated Dual-Core Designs: AMD Windsor And Intel Prescott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