Performance in Professional Applications
Adobe Photoshop CS2 supports multi-threading and Athlon 64 X2 3800+ appears the fastest here leaving all the CPUs from the same price group far behind, even the Pentium D 830.
Athlon 64 X2 3800+ also wins in 3ds max test during scene final rendering. As you know tasks like that can be split into a few parallel threads very easily that is why Athlon 64 X2 3800+ appears 49% faster than the single-core Athlon 64 3800+, which an even greater advantage than in case of Windows Media Encoder 9 that we have just discussed a few moment ago.
And as we turn to working in Viewports, single-core CPUs take back the leadership.
By the way, I would like to draw your attention to a significant performance drop once we switch to the 64-bit OS version. It looks like the drives haven’t been optimized completely.