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Media Content Processing

It is a known fact that AMD processors are inferior to Intel ones in Adobe Photoshop. The higher clock rates of the new Phenom II models do not change the situation: even the dual-core Core i5-650 is ahead of the six-core product from AMD when processing images!

We’ve got a similar picture when encoding audio in Apple iTunes but multi-core CPUs are useless here because this application can only utilize two CPU cores.

Video encoding and nonlinear video editing are popular tasks that call for advanced hardware resources. Here, the more physical or virtual (Hyper-Threading) cores a CPU has, the better it performs. And it is here that the six-core Phenom II X6 1075T can show its best, proving to be superior to every other CPU in terms of price/performance ratio. The quad-core Phenom II X4 970 looks good against its dual-core opponents, too. The Phenom II X2 560 is rather disappointing once again. In fact, AMD's dual-core products can only be interesting to customers in the entry-level market sector where Intel only offers its old LGA775 processors.

 
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