ZD Business Winstone 2001
With business applications such as Word, Excel, Notes and WinZip, which are all components of Business Winstone 2001, the new Athlon XP/2200+ further extends its lead over the Intel competition. Even a 2.53GHz Pentium 4 using PC1066 Rambus memory doesn’t match the performance of AMD’s top two processors in this test.
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.
AMD’s new Athlon XP/2200+ narrows the gap between it and the Intel competition, but it can’t dislodge Intel’s flagship 2.53GHz chip from the top of the rankings. The Pentium 4/2533 is faster than the Athlon XP/2200+ even when using the slower DDR266 memory configuration.