Nonlinear Video Editing
We tested the performance during video movie rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and during the preparation of the video movie for posting on YouTube using a standard Windows Vista application aka Windows Movie Maker.
I have to say that the performance of inexpensive Core 2 Duo and Athlon 64 X2 processors doesn’t differ as much in video editing applications as we have just seen in image editing tasks. However, Intel processors again prove faster than the AMD solutions priced identically.
Final rendering is one of the few tasks where the performance of Athlon 64 X2 processors corresponds to their price. In other words, this is the type of tasks where Athlon 64 X2 will be able to compete successfully against Core 2 Duo and Pentium D even after the upcoming April price drop.