Adobe Photoshop, CliBench III and Linux Compilation
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Adobe has been well known for making quality professional applications with one of the benefits being great support for high power and multiprocessor system setups. While many of the individual tests were close together, the total of the 25 tests run on each system shows that you can over an 80% increase in productivity speed by using a dual 1.53 GHz Athlon setup versus a single processor. While these tests are fully stressing the system all the time and are not 100% true to life that way, they obviously tell us what the Tyan boards are capable of.
I was not impressed with the scores the dual Athlon MP 1800+ system gave me here. The CliBench test suite tests multi-processing in various categories, and you can see the results in both of the graphs above.
The oddball test of the review is the Linux Compilation seen here. Anyone that has been into kernel hacking on his or her Linux system will appreciate the 60% decrease in time it takes for a compile of the latest kernel. The test that we ran here is titled LKC2000 and was developed by our own system administrator and staff member, Warren Togami.