The SYSmark 2007 benchmark we picked uses typical work scenarios to test the systems performance in the most popular real applications.
SYSmark 2007 reveals about 4% average advantages of the new Wolfdale processors over Conroe working at the same clock frequencies. However, since Intel increased the working frequency of its new processors, the top Wolfdale model turns out 7% faster than the top Conroe. As for the price, the CPUs from different generations sell at the same price point, according to Intel’s official price-list.
If we take a look at the detailed SYSmark 2007 results, we will see that the new processor gain most performance in a scenario preparing a learning web-site with various media content. It involves the following applications: Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Macromedia Flash 8 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. The smallest performance difference between Core 2 Duo on 45nm core and 65nm core takes place during video processing that uses Adobe After Effects 7, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 and Sony Vegas 7.