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Intel Pentium 4 HyperThreading-Spezial: Benchmarks in multitasking scenarios

Intel Pentium 4 HyperThreading-Spezial: Benchmarks in multitasking scenarios

Multitasking with McAfee

Today, virus protection is more important than ever. Virus emails flutter nonstop into the mailboxes and only a permanent guard who is active in the background can effectively defend the PC against the small programs and, of course, a complete weekly check may be missing. But, as is so often the case, it is terminated prematurely again due to an excessive system load that severely hinders work. Can Hyper-Threading make a difference here?

with Photoshop 7.0

McAfee and Photoshop
unit : Minutes, seconds
  • Average time:
    • Without stress
      1: 07
    • P4 3.06 HT an
      1:44
    • P4 3.06 HT off
      2:13

Photoshop does not leave the additional burden of McAfee cold either, but the system with Hyper-Threading overcomes this hurdle much better. Strictly speaking, there is a performance difference of around 28 percent.Also very remarkable!

On the next page: Conclusion