Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0:
For our Photoshop Elements test, we used a selection of 400 3MP photographs taken in a variety of surroundings using the batch file processing function in the Elements Editor. We performed all of the auto fixes, including Auto Levels, Auto Contrast, Auto Colour and Sharpen before resizing the image to 640x480 and saving as a high quality JPEG.
Here we found that the Brisbane core was consistently a few seconds slower than its 90-nanometre brother. However, the performance differences aren't going to make a vast amount of difference in the real world.
We tested video encoding performance using VirtualDub-MPEG version 1.6.15 and a multithreaded version of the Xvid codec, along with the LAME MT MP3 encoder for encoding audio. We did a two-pass encode of a 15-minute 276MB digital TV recording with a target file size of 100MB.
The same was true in our Xvid encoding test, too - the Brisbane core was marginally slower than the Windsor core at the same clock speed, while all of the competing Core 2 Duo processors were notably faster.