Benchmark Results: Productivity
Our threaded Photoshop benchmark demonstrates an advantage in favor of Intel's Hyper-Threading technology, as Asus' K42F beats out the competing HP Penryn-based machine.
The difference between a dual-core processor and a dual-core processor with Hyper-Threading is staggering in AVG 9. We’ve seen this same behavior in past performance evaluations, where the anti-virus suite uses very little resources, but rewards the shift to more logical cores with a halved completion time.
We know that this one is threaded, so the massive speed-up in going with the Arrandale platform is attributable mostly to Hyper-Threading (though we also know a Turbo-equipped CPU under its TDP will still add a 133 MHz bin of acceleration, even when both cores are being utilized).
Considering that WinRAR is threaded, it’s interesting to see Hyper-Threading having little effect on this test’s overall standing. For the most part, both of these mobile platforms are even.
In a big contrast to WinRAR, 7-Zip shows a massive gain in favor of Hyper-Threading. The speed (KB/s) and rating (MIPS) components of our compression routine really accelerate Intel's Arrandale processor.
Performance is good but I'm hoping for a viable update to the CULV offerings of yesterday.
Keep it up intel. I do hope that AMD will release some new chips that will be able to compete with intel offerings.
That chops them completely out of the mobile graphics market for the masses ... Intel will pay the RIGHT OEM's some "adjustment" just to make sure their "Strategy" is right to ensure AMD's mobile market is thin and restricted to the backwaters of Bejjing.