CNET uses iTunes for dual-core benchmarks

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    I was surprised to see that CNET used iTunes for one of its performance benchmarks when comparing AMD's new dual-core CPUs to Intel's CPUs.

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    They encoded WAV files as MP3s using iTunes, which is known to use multithreading, as a test of 6 processors. They found that with factory-spec systems, the 2.4GHz dual-core AMD processor beat the 3.2GHz Intel Pentium processor.

    I don't recall seeing CNET use iTunes as a PC benchmark before.
     
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    I shoulda showed the pitchur from CNET:
     

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  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    today iTunes, tomorrow the World!! hahahahaha!

    seriously thats cool though
     
  4. wide macrumors 6502a

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    i wonder where the powermac G5 2.7 GHz would be in that benchmark
     
  5. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    I really wish apple would hurry the hell up and release their dual core stuff.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    you mean IBM of course because they make the processors not Apple
     
  7. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Omg this is a sign that Apple was planning Dual Core all along, this must be a sign! iTunes the new standard in benchmarking:)
     

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