Performance in FineReader
We decided to test the performance of our processors also in ABBYY FineReader 7.0. This is a popular tool for optical text recognition, which requires powerful computational resources for proper functioning. To test the CPUs we used a text 48 pages long, which we scanned from four books of different type and quality. This way the text to be recognized included columns, complex tables, formulas, pictures, different fonts and different print quality. The diagram below shows the time it took each test platform to recognize the selected text fragment.
As we see, Athlon 64 FX-51 and the new Athlon 64 3400+ processors cope fastest of all with text recognition tasks.
Performance in 3ds max and Cinema
To test the CPUs performance during final rendering we used a new sixth version of 3ds max. Besides the rendering speed for a single frame, we also measured the animation rendering speed with simultaneous recording of the results into an avi-file.
As usual, Pentium 4 processors are faster during single frame rendering (mostly due to Hyper-Threading technology), however, during the movie rendering the leadership goes to CPUs with AMD64 architecture.