Benchmark Results: Productivity
Photoshop loves Core i7 processors, but enabling the fourth core on the $750 machine’s triple-core CPU still provides a big boost for lower-budget buyers.
Intel’s high performance continues to compliment its high price, but the overclocked and core-unlocked AMD processor isn’t too far behind.
There’s no apparent logic to AVG 9 performance, and we’re looking forward to replacing it.
CPU overclocking appears to benefit 7-Zip more than WinRAR, to the point that the overclocked $750 system catches up to the stock-speed $1,500 PC. However, Intel’s clock-for-clock superiority does come at a price, as Core i7 processors would only fit the budgets of the expensive machines.