Image and Video Editing
The situation in two major image and video editing applications for professionals is very similar to what we have just seen. The new AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 processor outperforms the Intel competitor, but after we overclock both guys, the situation changes to completely the opposite.
We have also included a popular application for optical text recognition called ABBYY FineReader 8.0. This application is pretty well optimized for multi-threading, which you can clearly see from the diagram below.
First of all, I would like to point out that the performance in FineReader improves significantly in systems with Hyper-Threading. This partially explains the success of Pentium Extreme Edition 955: this CPU outperforms Athlon 64 FX-60 in the nominal mode as well as in overclocked mode.