Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz - Photoshop CS2, Ultima Online and WinRAR

Article Index
Athlon 64 6000+ X2 - Dual Core at 3GHz
Athlon 6000+ Processors Specs and Overclocking
Test Systems and Memory Benchmarks
Synthetic CPU Testing
Synthetic CPU Tests - Continued...
Video and Audio Encoding Benchmarks
Photoshop CS2, Ultima Online and WinRAR
3DMark 2005 and 2006 Benchmarks
Real-World Gaming Benchmarks
Final Thoughts, Conclusion and Value

Real World Applications:

The section below takes a look at performance numbers from popular applications such as Photoshop CS2 and WinRAR file compression.  We've also thrown in the Ultima Online server package.  This package relies heavily on a fast CPU as it parses and loads HTML, XML and other raw data.

 PhotoShop CS2 Bench
Time in Seconds - Lower is Better

 

Ultima Online Server
Time in Seconds - Lower is Better

 

 WinRAR Compression
Time in Seconds - Lower is Better

  

Once again, the E6600 puts up a very good fight against the brand new AMD Athlon 6000+ X2 Dual Core Processor.  In all of these tests we see the slower clocked Intel processor in the lead at stock speeds as well as when clocked up.  Ultima Online Server at stock speeds is very close to the E6600, but the other tests show a larger performance gap.

Now that we've seen how things shape up in the world of applications, let's take a look and see if the 6000+ X2 can redeem itself in the gaming world.