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The $750 Computing Challenge: Germany Versus USA

Results: Audio/Video, Applications

Audio/Video Benchmarks

Application Benchmarks

3ds Max 9 is thread-optimized, meaning that it can capitalize on the four cores of the German system configuration, versus the dual core used by the US team.

Photoshop benefits most from the high speed dual core E8500.

WinRAR was thread-optimized, but the advantage for the Core 2 Quad Q6600 is not significant.