Microsoft Office And Nero Burning ROM
Below we have the results from WB 5's Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
Standard Office type applications show the field tightly packed within a few seconds of each other, save for the E6700. The significantly cooler and quieter Athlon 64 X2 4600+ actually manages to edge out the high-end nuclear reactor driven Pentium Extreme Edition 965. OK, perhaps nuclear is over the top. Hydro-electric maybe then?
It almost hurts to look at the score the Core 2 Duo E6700 put up in our Nero Burning ROM CD encoding test. The chip serves up a sound thrashing almost halving the second fastest score put forth by the Pentium Extreme Edition 965. Once again the Athlons bring up the rear here though with numbers that fall in line with each other relative to their clock speeds. On the other hand, If we were able to come up with some sort of performance per watt equation to easily illustrate these result, the final outcome may surprising. If you recall from our power and core temperature tests, these new Energy Efficient CPUs do consume considerably less power.