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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [07.20.05]
Manufactured by: Intel


ACDSee PowerPack 5

ACDSee is a photo management application that has been around for a long time. I expected it to disappear when Windows XP integrated a lot of its features into the OS. Instead of taking legal action, ACD decided to make their software better, and they are doing well today.

Again, the extra core doesn't do a thing for the P-D in this somewhat outdated program.

Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1

Photoshop is up to version 9 now, so this test is also on the old side.

We'll call this one a draw.

Ahead Software Nero Express

Adobe Premiere 6.5

As you can see, the extra core doesn't help a single bit, compared to a single core with hyperthreading when using these older programs. There is evidence of many programs emphasising on multithreading though, so that should change in time.

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