Posted on Monday, July 04 2005 @ 15:52:41 CEST by LSDsmurf
Two heads better than one? We test Intel's first dual core processor and subject it to a battery of real-world tests.
In a multithreaded environment, the CPU demonstrated some excellent performance, besting the 3.73 Extreme Edition which has a 266FSB and over 500MHz clock speed advantage. Image and video editing are really the 840's forté as we've seen results that are truly amazing. We didn't publish the results, but DVD Shrink was remarkably quicker with the Extreme Edition 840, taking half the time the 3.73 XE did to shrink Revolutions, and this was during our multitasking tests.