Real-World Applications

Currently quad-core processors offer no real benefits over dual-core processors in games. However, they do excel in powerful video editing and graphic design applications. The QX6700 was 10% faster in Adobe Photoshop CS2 when compared to the X6800. Those that use this graphic design program using a Pentium D or the equivalent can expect to work around 73% faster with a QX6700 processor!

Massive performance benefits were seen in Pinnacle’s Studio Plus as the QX6700 was 67% faster than the X6800. That’s a 67% time saving when rendering videos, which I am sure anyone that uses Studio Plus regularly will really appreciate. What’s more shocking is the fact that the QX6700 was 157% faster than the Pentium D 950.

Exporting a high-quality movie from QuickTime took just 6:27 minutes when using the QX6700 making it 17% faster than the X6800. Furthermore, the QX6700 was 66% faster than the Pentium D 950.

Rendering a 3D scene in 3D Studio Max took just 45 seconds when using the QX6700, making it 60% faster than the X6800 and 196% faster than the Pentium D 950. This is once again a massive performance gain and those that use Autodesk’s 3D Studio Max will surely appreciate these kinds of performance gains.