Performance in Graphics Editing Applications
During image editing in a freeware Paint.Net application Core i5-750 is about as fast as the top Core 2 Quad solutions, while Core i7-870 works a little faster than Core i7-920. In Photoshop CS4 LGA1156 processors outperform their predecessors due to very successful implementation of Turbo Mode technology. As a result, they are considerably far ahead of other testing participants.
Performance during Rendering
Final rendering seems to be one of the best paralleled tasks. Therefore, the best results here belong to quad-core processors supporting Hyper-Threading technology. Namely, Core i7-870 is just a little behind Core i7-950, but at the same time it is 30-40% faster than Core 2 Quad and Phenom II X4. As for the Core i5-750 processors that doesn’t support Hyper-Threading, it can only boast the same performance as Socket AM3 and LGA775 processors.