We tested the general performance in office and digital content creation applications with the help of SYSMark 2004 SE benchmarking suite, which also uses multi-threading very actively.
During digital content processing AMD processors show much better results than Intel competitors. As for the new Socket AM2 platform, it doesn’t offer us any surprised this time.
The size of L2 cache memory is very important for office applications. Therefore, Athlon 64 X2 4800+ for Socket AM2 systems leaves the newcomer with 5000+ performance rating behind. I would also like to stress the high results of the Intel Pentium D 960 processor. As you can see from the chart, it only yields to AMD FX processors that cost much more.