Image and Video Editing
Core Duo T2600 processor working at 2.16GHz performs very well in a popular graphics editor – Adobe Photoshop. It is slightly ahead of Pentium D 960 working at 1.5 times higher clock speed of 3.6GHz and is just a tiny bit behind the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ with 2.4GHz clock rate.
Unfortunately, Intel Core Duo failed to repeat its Adobe Photoshop success in Adobe Premiere pro application. It falls noticeably behind the desktop rivals here. And the reasons are evidently the same as in case of simple video and audio encoding.
3ds max 7 and Maya
Strange as it might seem, but 3ds max turns out a true success story for the mobile Core Duo T2600 processor. Its performance is the highest in viewports, and during final rendering it falls just a little bit behind the leader – Athlon 64 X2 4800+.
The situation is the same during final rendering in another similar application – Maya 7.0. Core Duo T2600 outperforms Pentium D 960 by almost 25% and is just a little bit slower than Athlon 64 X2 4800+. So, we can conclude that Core Duo can be very attractive for 3D modeling tasks.