Benchmark Results: Productivity
Previously noticed in three of our encoding applications, Intel's Core i7 outperforms in Photoshop and 3ds Max.
Both apps employ threaded tests, and the fact that Hyper-Threading allows the Core i7 to operate on eight threads at a time likely contributes to the chip's dominance here.
Who could possibly interpret these AVG results? The $2,000 PC continues its win, but we’ve no consistent observations to determine how or why.
WinRAR and 7-Zip both love clock speed. Both compression applications also appear to prefer Core i7 architecture, which is present only in our $2,000 build.