Intel Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and 3.73GHz Extreme Edition Processors

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Content Creation Winstone and World Bench 5 Photoshop 7


Next we have a few Content Creation-based tests with CC Winstones and World Bench 5's Adobe Photoshop test.

Business & Content Creation Winstones
Real-World Application Performance

 The PC Magazine Content Creation Winstone 2004 test utilizes the following applications in its benchmark:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.50
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9
  • NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f


Note: P4 3.46GHz EE=Gallatin Core | P4 3.73GHz=Prescott 2M Core

The added low-latency L2 cache of the Pentium 4 6XX Sequence and Extreme Edition CPUs offer a touch more performance in Veritest's Content Creation Winstones but not enough to catch the Athlon 64s in these legacy types of applications.

World Bench 5: Photoshop 7 Module
Content Creation and  Image Editing Performance


Note: P4 3.46GHz EE=Gallatin Core | P4 3.73GHz=Prescott 2M Core

World Bench 5's Photoshop 7 test, a subset of the CC Winstone test above, actually, shows that the added L2 cache of these new P4 CPUs, in legacy applications that aren't specifically compiled for the new P4 architecture, offers only modest improvements in performance. Once again we see the 3.46GHz Extreme Edition Gallatin core P4 just edge out the P4EE 3.73GHz Prescott 2M core processor.

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