Benchmark Results: Productivity
Stock or overclocked, the current quad-core configuration smokes December’s triple-core processor in our 3ds Max rendering benchmark.
Three high-clocked Propus cores hang close in 7-Zip, but are completely outclassed by the quad-core Deneb CPU in WinRAR compression. WinRAR is one application known to benefit from the Phenom II’s L3 cache.
Photoshop also rewards us for a smart CPU upgrade, making it a clean sweep in favor of the current PC in our productivity suite.