Benchmark Results: 3D Rendering And Productivity
3ds Max doesn't show a huge difference between platforms or even CPUs. There is a slight advantage to the AMD systems, but not much.
The AVG scan seems to prefer high memory bandwidth over anything else. Note that the GeForce 8200 and its DDR2 are achieving a similar result compared to the Intel DDR2 systems.
While WinRAR seems to appreciate the Phenom II's memory speed, WinZip seems mostly oblivious to its bandwidth advantage.