The best way to measure performance is by using real programs. The problem, though, is creating a methodology using real software that provides accurate results. For Photoshop CS5, we used a script called “Retouch Artist Speed Test,” which applies a series of filters to a sample image and gives us the time that Photoshop took to run all the filters. The results below are given in seconds, so the lower the number the better.
On Photoshop CS5, the Core i3-3220 was 25% faster than the A10-5800K, while the Core i3-2105 was 13% faster than the new AMD APU, which was 10% faster than the A8-3870K.