Intel VIIV vs. AMD LIVE!
With WorldBench 5.0, we run a series of pre-configured scripts that we believe give a well rounded view of system performance. The tests we focus on are Office XP SP2, Photoshop 7, Nero, and the Mozilla Multitasking Modules. These results are recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
Although the Intel platform narrowly defeats the AMD platform in this test, a difference of a single point certainly falls within this test's margin of error. Here, it is safe to say the two systems are evenly matched and both offer excellent performance.
Despite the fact that the two systems were evenly matched in the previous test, the strength of the Core 2 Duo CPU is seen within the test with NERO. Here, the Intel platform holds a commanding lead over the AMD counterpart.
The Office component of this benchmark paints a dramatically different picture than what we witnessed with the NERO testing. Here, the AMD platform is the system with the commanding lead showcasing the strengths of AMD's Athlon 64 X2 architecture.
In terms of multitasking, the two systems are surprisingly even in terms of performance. After trading blows throughout testing we find the two providing nearly identical performance in this specific benchmark. Needless to say, it is surprising to see this level of performance coming from two budget systems. Regardless of which platform is used, users are sure to be pleased with the system's performance.