Athlon XP/2600+: application performance

ZD Business Winstone 2001With business applications such as Word, Excel, Notes and WinZip, which are all components of Business Winstone 2001, AMD’s Athlon XP processors are faster than Intel’s Pentium 4 chips. Even an Athlon XP/2200+ with a clock speed of 1.

ZD Business Winstone 2001
With business applications such as Word, Excel, Notes and WinZip, which are all components of Business Winstone 2001, AMD’s Athlon XP processors are faster than Intel’s Pentium 4 chips. Even an Athlon XP/2200+ with a clock speed of 1.8GHz is ahead of the 2.53GHz Pentium 4.


ZD Content Creation Winstone 2002
When running applications used in the production of professional Web content (pictures, video, audio, HTML, Shockwave, Flash), such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop (among others), the 2.53GHz Pentium 4 with Rambus memory is the fastest processor.


The Athlon XP/2600+ closes the gap somewhat on the Intel competition, but on this benchmark even the Pentium 4 with slower DDR memory is faster than AMD’s new flagship.

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