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Survival of the Fittest - Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz vs. AMD Athlon XP 3200+ - Benchmarks - System and Multimedia Productivity


By: | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 22, 2003 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Intel

Real World System and Multimedia Productivity

 

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.

 

 

 

Business applications don't notice the difference in the two CPU's, however, when pushing high quality images out of the pipelines; the Pentium 4 is definitely the one to use.

 

Lame MP3

 

Lame MP3 Encoder is used to convert a 120MB WAV file into a 128bit 44Hz MP3 File - the lower the score the better.

 

 

MP3 encoding is something that the Athlon XP is a definite winner being able to beat the highest Pentium 4 by a good 22 second margin.

 

Mainconcept

 

Mainconcept is used to convert a 1.2GB Digital Video to a MPEP-2 file using 25fps as the default rate. The benchmark is expressed in time in seconds, of course less is better.

 

 

Video encoding is a different story. With support for Intel's SSE2 and Hyper Threading incorporated video encoding is one thing the Pentium 4 has a great advantage in.

 

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