AMD vs Intel dual-core desktop duel

Posted on Tuesday, December 13 2005 @ 12:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck

Here's another AMD versus Intel desktop processor duel, this time from ZD Net Australia.
While dual-core CPUs are primarily meant for heavy multitasking and running multimedia applications, it's not like you're suddenly going to stop using Microsoft Word or other common applications when you sit down in front of a dual-core PC. Our first test, BAPCo's SysMark 2004 benchmark, gauges how well each chip handles the day-to-day rigours of standard office-productivity apps in addition to creating content for the Internet.

The test results are broken down into three scores: office productivity, Internet content creation and overall. We primarily look to the overall score to determine our rating when we use SysMark for desktop testing, but the individual scores are particularly important if you're interested in buying a dual-core CPU for a specific task.
You can check out this duel over here.

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