Originally Posted by Ropey
Canned synthetic benchmarks do not show real life productivity and use.
I prefer to look at each processors merits and I have both machines. I have had dual machines since the release of the A64 which is clearly a better processor for gaming at the moment. The Intel is better at multi-tasking. Yes, even the X2 Athlon while taking many benchmarks does not have the snappiness of the Intel on multi-tasking environments in real time work, not benchmarks.
This first one is running Mcafee Viruscan and Dr Divx at the same time...
These are real world applications being multitasked as well....
How can you toss out these figures and state that Intel is better at multitasking? I just don't see it.