Strange as it might seem, but the Windows XP versions of popular math1ematical packages, such as MATLAB and Mathematica, do not support multi-threading. That is why the performance demonstrated by Pentium Extreme Edition 840 appears quite disappointing.
We would like to draw your attention to the results shown in ScienceMark 2.0 test dealing with math1ematical modeling. We have already mentioned a few times in our previous articles that CPUs with NetBurst architecture are not that good at solving computational tasks. However, the interesting thing about the results we obtained this time is that Pentium Extreme Edition 840 doesn’t benefit from its dual-core architecture at all, even though the benchmark does support multi-threading.