Legit Processor Reviews
AMD Phenom II X3 705e and Phenom II X4 905e Processors
|Date:||Thu, Aug 20, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
ProShow Gold allows the user to combine photos, videos and music to create spectacular slide shows. The software provides the capability to share memories with friends and family on DVD, PC and the Web. ProShow Gold brings still photos to life by adding motion effects like pan, zoom, and rotate. The user can also add captions to a photo or video and choose from over 280 transition effects.
The workload we are using takes 29 high resolution jpeg photos and converts them to an mpeg2, widescreen DVD quality, 3min 9sec slideshow video file. The input photos are in 3872x2592 resolution and total about 170MB in size.
ProShow Gold 3.2 lets you share your slide shows in virtually any format and on any device. You can upload your shows directly to YouTube or choose from over 20 devices to directly output to including the iPod, Blackberry, ZuneTM and more. Not bad for software that runs under $70 and is optimized for eight-cores! Our benchmark testing wasn't at 100% load the entire time, but averaged around 95% during the testing period.
Benchmark Results: Photodex Proshow Gold 3.2 software showed that the AMD Phenom II X4 905e completed the benchmark 41 seconds faster than the Phenom II X3 705e. Since only the L2 cache size and number of cores is the only thing that differs between these two processors, this just goes to show how much an extra core helps in threaded applications that can take advantage of four cores.
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Page 1 - Low Wattage Phenom II Processors Arrive
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - Sandra 2009 Memory Bandwidth
Page 4 - Photodex ProShow Gold 3.2
Page 5 - Microsoft Excel 2007
Page 6 - Cinebench R10
Page 7 - POV-Ray 3.7 Beta 25
Page 8 - POV-Ray Real-Time Raytracing
Page 9 - Futuremark 3DMark06
Page 10 - World in Conflict
Page 11 - Crysis Warhead
Page 12 - Power Consumption
Page 13 - Overclocking
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions