Audio and Video Encoding
The diagrams showing the processors performance during audio and video content encoding can hardly suggest any new conclusions. The new AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor is again not among the fastest. In two benchmarks out of three this CPU cannot outperform even Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, which is a much cheaper processor from the pricing standpoint.
Besides our standard Adobe Photoshop CS3 test session we have also checked the performance of our testing participants in Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery that was used to prepare a digital photo gallery for printing.
The system based on AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ CPU processes the images too slowly. It falls pretty far behind all platforms built on Intel processors in our tests.