Mathematica 5.2The following tests are scientific calculation programs, starting with Mathematica 5 from Wolfram Research and the test suite developed by Stefan Steinhaus.
The Core 2 Duo clearly provides performances of a "new generation". A simple E6400 is enough to reach the level of performances of a FX-62 and even the E6300 is much faster than the PEE 965. So, the X6800 is in the end 36% faster than its homologue at AMD and 74% than its ancestor based on Netburst. Compared to the Core 2 Duo gains are approximately 14% at equivalent frequencies.
A total of 588 MB of 493 Word and Excel files (69 MB), 22 Eudora e-mail box (251 MB) and one audio wav format (268 MB) file were compressed using the most advanced option via WinRAR 3.5.
We are starting to repeat ourselves, but once more the Core 2 Duo provides excellent performances. The E6400 has comparable results to the FX-62/P EE 965. The Allendale is 18% faster than the Yonah at equivalent frequencies and in the end the X6800 is 38% faster than Intel´s previous high end product and 33.6% compared to AMD´s.