AMD Sempron 3400+ Launch
CC Winstone 2004 & WB 5.0: Photoshop 7 & Office XP
The Veritest Content Creation Winstone 2004 test utilizes the following applications in its benchmark routine. For more information about this test, see this page:
- 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 9.00.00.2980
- NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
- Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f
With Content Creation 2004, the Sempron 3300+ and 3400+ were effectively tied at an average of 27 points. As the results demonstrate, L2 Cache isn't a factor when comparing Semprons of the same clock speed in this test. The Sempron 3100+ weighed in a few points slower while the Celeron D trailed the most by over 5 points.
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is the latest Business and Professional application benchmark to be added to our arsenal of testing programs. WorldBench 5.0 consists of a number of performance modules that each utilize one, or a group of, popular applications to gauge performance. Below we have the results from WorldBench 5's Photoshop 7 and Office XP modules, recorded in seconds.
With WorldBench 5's Photoshop testing, the Sempron 3400+ was best equipped for the task, topping the 3300+ by 10 seconds. In the Office XP SP2 module, the variance was tighter at 3 seconds, still favoring the Sempron 3400+. These two modules seem to benefit from the higher L2 complement when comparing the Sempron 3300+ and 3400+. The Celeron D 335 was significantly slower in the Photoshop test, trailing the Sempron 3400+ by 83 seconds. The Office XP SP2 module wasn't as drastic, but still had the Celeron D 335 trailing by 47 seconds overall.