Productivity Suite
Tests in the Productivity Suite have been selected to represent the Windows Vista Productivity Consumer Scenario. The combination of test sets covers the common Productivity usage. Productivity Suite gives a separate PCMark Productivity Score which does not affect the overall PCMark Score.

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Starting various applications can take a long time – unless you have a high performance HDD. Editing text with WordPad is a breeze when done with fast CPUs and graphics cards. Often one site isn’t enough, so tabbed browsing is a perfect solution for highly productive people. Spyware is very common on systems without protection against it, letting Windows Defender scan & protect your system is recommended. Starting Windows Vista is a rather demanding task for the storage device, but a fast HDD will notably decrease the loading time. Our busy lives find us hard at work, balancing multiple tasks; with little time for breaks. It’s the same for our computers. Multiple tasks, running simultaneously, put your system under a lot of stress. Having a modern, up-to-date CPU, HDD, graphics card and board full of system memory increases your computer’s productivity and reduces your stress.

Productivity Suite includes the following tests:
  • Productivity 1
    • Two simultaneous threads
    • Text editing
    • HDD: application loading
  • Productivity 2
    • Two simultaneous threads
    • Windows Contacts: search
    • HDD: Windows Defender
  • Productivity 3
    • HDD: Windows Vista start-up
  • Productivity 4
    • Three simultaneous threads
    • Windows Contacts: search
    • Windows Mail: Run Message Rules
    • Web page rendering: simultaneously open various pages from IE7 Favorites in separate tabs, close them one by one

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The quad-core QX6850 has a good performance lead here at about 14% — and again the second place CPU is the E6750 and not the X6800.  In fact, the eldest of the Intel processors is actually the slowest of the entire tested lineup as both the Athlon 64 6000+ and 5600+ processors are able to outperform it.

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