Performance in Scientific Applications
To test the CPUs in scientific applications we used a new beta-version of the ScienceMark 2.0 test package, which measures how fast the tested platforms can solve real math1ematic modeling tasks.
It is not at all surprising that AMD processors perform best of all here, we have already got used to this. There is another surprising thing though: dramatically low results demonstrated by Prescott based CPUs.
Moreover, we have also tested the performance of our today’s racers in a popular symbol calculations package aka Mathematica 5.0 from Wolfram Research.
We do not see anything new here: NetBurst architecture is quite weak in scientific tasks. Moreover, Enhanced NetBurst of the Prescott core is twice as weak in these applications. No other comments on my part.