Performance Results: Applications
There are obvious performance benefits for the faster configurations in Cinema 3D. Each clock speed increment delivers a nice performance bump, but the increase is not linear.
The same applies to Photoshop; the Phenom II X4 clearly benefits from faster clock speeds.
WinRAR is multi-threaded, while WinZIP was not optimized to take advantage of multiple processing cores. There are only small clock speed benefits in WinRAR, but they’re there.
WinZIP shows better relative performance benefits with increasing clock speed.
Deep Fritz is a multi-threaded chess application that is grateful for any additional processing core and clock speed made available to it.