Tom's Hardware's 2007 CPU Charts

Full HD 1080p Playback

This is a simple but effective benchmark to determine if a processor is capable of taking on high definition content. We played the Blu-ray HD version of James Bond Casino Royale and tracked the processor load over a period of 60 seconds. Most single core processors - and even some dual cores such as the first Pentium D - cannot play the 1080p movie smoothly, if at all.