AMD Sempron 3300+ Launch

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Business & Content Creation Winstones

Business & Content Creation Winstone
Real-World Application Performance

PC Magazine's Winstone Test Suite is an excellent benchmarking tool for testing the CPU, memory, and overall system performance in business and professional applications.  Content Creation Winstone focuses on common media intensive tasks, while Business Winstone assesses general workstation application performance.  Below is a breakdown of each package's software complement that is used to issue an overall score when complete.

       Content Creation 2004 v1.0.1        Business Winstone 2004 v1.0.1
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.50
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Version
  • NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f
  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton Antivirus Professional Edition 2003
  • WinZip 8.1

We continued to see the same picture as we saw in our previous tests, with the Sempron 3300+ and 3100+ leading the faster Celeron D 535 in both tests. The margins were broadest with Content Creation 2004 where the Celeron trailed by no less than 5.5 points.  Business Winstone 2004 was a closer race, with the Celeron falling to the 3300+ by 3.2 and the 3100+ by 2.2 points.


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