Office & Productivity
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe's Creative Cloud suite is weighted towards single-threaded performance, a strength of Intel's architectures. Nevertheless, Ryzen 3 2200G finished ahead of the Pentium Gold G5600 by a few points. Some of AMD's advantage in these tests come as a result of the Spectre and Meltdown patches that have a big impact on Intel's performance in the Adobe test suite.
Pentium Gold G5600 still carved out a sizeable lead in a few lightly-threaded applications, such as Illustrator and InDesign. But AMD's Ryzen processors excelled in the Photoshop and After Effects workloads.
The Coffee Lake-based Pentiums performed better in our web browser tests, which respond most readily to per-core performance.
The application start-up metric measures load-time snappiness in word processors, GIMP, and Web browsers, under warm- and cold-start conditions. The Coffee Lake-based Pentiums took an uncontested lead and easily dispatched the previous-gen Core i3-7100.
Video conferencing measures performance in single- and multi-user applications that utilize the Windows Media Foundation for video playback and encoding. It also performs facial detection during the workload to model real-world usage. This task responds well to extra threads, so AMD's Ryzen 3 processors had no trouble establishing a lead over the Pentiums.
The photo editing benchmark measures performance with Futuremark's binaries that use the ImageMagick library. Common photo processing workloads also tend to be parallelized, so there was a big divide between the Pentium and Ryzen processors. A lack of support for AVX instructions compounded the Pentium's situation.
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