Synthetic Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06 and ScienceMark 2.0
First of all we decided to check the performance of our testing participants in popular synthetic benchmarks.
The performance of Intel Core Duo T2600 processor in PCMark05 was not as high as that of the competitor solutions. However, the performance difference between the top processors of the considered families was not that huge anyway.
In 3DMark06 Core Duo T2600 based platform managed to show pretty good results: it outperformed the system based on Pentium D 960 and is just a little bit behind Athlon 64 X2 4800+.
Core Duo is slightly behind the rivals in the CPU benchmark from the same 3DMark06, although the gap is insignificant in this case.
Relatively slow floating-point unit is one of the bottlenecks of Intel P6 architecture. Unfortunately, the dual-core Core Duo processor inherited this drawback, too. As a result, Core Duo showed very modest results in ScienceMark 2.0.