SYSMark 2004 SE: General Performance
Every CPU performance analysis conducted in our lab involves testing in SYSMark 2004 SE. the thing is that this benchmark is very good at revealing complex system performance under various types of typical workload. It emulates the user’s work on some tasks in a few widely spread applications involving multi-threaded processing. In the end this test generates a few numeric indexes illustrating the system performance in case of different work scenarios.
The best results belong to Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors in digital content creation and processing tasks. As you can see from the diagrams above, even the mainstream Core 2 Duo E6600 processor model working at 2.4GHz clock speed outperforms all Athlon 64 X2 and Pentium D processors including their “extreme” modifications, such as Athlon 64 FX-62 and Pentium Extreme Edition 965. as for the performance of the top Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor, it outpaces Pentium Extreme Edition 965 by about 45%, and Athlon 64 FX-62 – by 25%.
Our test systems demonstrate pretty similar results in typical office applications as well. Core 2 Duo processor family is again faster than all the competitors. Any processor with Core microarchitecture and 2.4GHz+ clock speed is faster than any solutions on K8 or NetBurst microarchitecture under all types of workload.