Although the amount of L2 cache memory affects the performance heavily in this type of tasks, the overclocked Sempron 3100+ is faster than the Athlon 64 3400+. As for Intel’s CPUs, they fall behind the K8-architecture processors due to higher latencies of their memory subsystems.
The overclocked Sempron 3100+ is on top again, outperforming both Pentium 4 models as well as the Athlon 64 3400+.
Although Pentium 4 processors are traditional winners in the Photoshop test, the overclocked Sempron 3100+ shows an impressive performance now. Thanks to its high clock rate it is capable of competing with 3.4GHz processors from Intel!