Testing – Photoshop
Next I did some “real world” testing using Photoshop. I used Driver Heaven’s Photoshop Bench, a script that runs a series of filters on a large .jpg. The benchmark has 15 steps, I am only showing results of some of the longer running ones as some of the filters take only a second or two and don’t really show much.
Again the i5 661 outperformed the Phenom X3, and again we really saw a difference with the overclock on the i5.
Testing – Futuremark
Next I ran my favorite Futuremark tests. As 3D graphics play only part in PCMark Vantage scoring, I decided to show the Phenom II’s score, but as I said before I won’t be showing any scores due to the GTX 260 in the Phenom system.
It is obvious that the Core i5’s onboard graphics are not intended for 3D gaming. I saw no need to run any gaming benchmarks as I don’t thing I could handle the low FPS. It has been a very long time since I saw 3DMark06 run so slow.