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VIA C3 1GHz Processor Review

By: Cameron Johnson | VIA CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 18, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: VIA Technologies Taiwan

Real-World System Productivity Benchmarks


SysMark 2002


SysMark2002 incorporates the following Internet Content Creation and Office Productivity applications:


Office Productivity: Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft Excel 2002, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, Microsoft Outlook 2002, Microsoft Access 2002, Netscape Communicator 6.0, Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred v.5, WinZip 8.0, and McAfee Virus Scan 5.13.


Internet Content Creation: Adobe Photoshop 6.01, Adobe Premiere 6.0, Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 7.1, Macromedia Dreamweaver 4, and Macromedia Flash 5.




VIA's C3 performs reasonably well under business applications, but when 3D multimedia instructions and FPU intense applications are run, such as the Internet Content Creation, C3 does tend to get left a bit behind.


Business Winstone 2001


Business Winstone tests your computer's word processing, spreadsheet and presentation application ability using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Both Content Creation and Business Winstone 2001 give you great examples of real-world performance



Again, business applications show the VIA C3 to perform quite well compared to the Intel Celeron at equal clock speeds.


Winstone Content Creation


Content Creation tests your computer's ability to create and manipulate images, webpages etc using real-world programs such as Photoshop and Dreamweaver, then gives you an overall score.



FPU intense applications used in Winstone 2001 show the C3 to perform lower than the Intel Celeron. For Business Applications you are wise for the C3, Content Creation systems, forget it.


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