Content Creation and Productivity Tests (ZDNet and Sysmark)
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While the Content Creation test does in fact utilize the multi-threaded features of the software in emulates, the amount of this increase quite simply does not overpower the speed increase that the 8KHA+ gives in memory speed. The fact that the single processor system can beat out the dual processor one shows that either we need a new SMP Athlon chipset or another board to be released with tweaks and modifications that can allow it to perform closer to KT266A memory scores.
We see the same results here. The KT266A chipset and only a single Athlon XP 1800+ processor take the Business Winstone test. The difference here is much more minute, but shouldn’t be overlooked.
The above test results did use the supplied AMD-SSE patch that is in much debate. Whether or not you agree with it, it’s not the point for now. The test shows a 23% difference between the dual and single processor setups, which is fairly reasonable consider the various types of programs that are used in it.
The tests on this benchmark do not nearly take advantage of multithreading as in the Internet Content Creation tests. Because of that, the Epox 8KHA+ is able to take the lead using the power of the KT266A memory bus.