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Benchmarks: Microsoft Excel 2007

Microsoft Excel 2007 is well optimized for quad-core processors and as you can see the Phenom II X4 910 and even the old Phenom X4 9950 performs very well in this test. Unfortunately the Phenom II X2 550 and Athlon II X2 250 processors were not all that exceptional here. The Phenom II X2 550 lagged behind the Pentium E5400 while the Athlon II X2 250 was some 30% slower.

When running our more demanding Excel test nothing changed for the new AMD processors as they were again behind the Intel competition.