As for the performance of the new Intel core in OpenGL mode, there is nothing to complain about here. Pentium 4 (Prescott) is considerably faster than Pentium 4 (Northwood). Moreover, this advantage is so huge that in some cases Pentium 4 3.4E turns out even faster than Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.4GHz with a 2MB L3 cache.
Performance in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0 is a very popular graphics application used mostly for 2D graphics editing that is why we paid special attention to the performance of our today’s testing participants in this application. We used PSBench7 benchmark with a 100MB image to be processed.
The results demonstrated by Prescott in Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0 are not encouraging at al: we have to state that it is again lagging behind Northwood.
Here are more detailed results illustrating how fast various Photoshop CS 8.0 filters are performed on different systems. The table below shows time in seconds: