Intel Pentium 4 Vs. Atom: A Battle Of The Generations

Benchmark Results: Applications

3ds Max is heavily optimized to utilize multiple processing cores, and even though the single-core Atom loses, the dual-core comes out as winner.

7-Zip also runs best on the Atom D510 dual-core. Interestingly, the Atom 230 single-core does better than the Pentium 4 2.2 GHz in this benchmark, most likely because of SSE optimizations.