After Effects CS5
After Effects is a very well-known program for video post-production that is used to add animation and visual effects in videos. To evaluate the performance of each CPU running this program, we ran a workload consisting of several compositions that applied several filters and effects to a variety of input file types such as PSD (Photoshop), AI (Illustrator), EPS, and TIF. After each filter was applied, the composition was rendered to an uncompressed AVI file with the same resolution as the input files. The results below are the time each CPU took to finish the whole batch, given in seconds, so the lower the number the better.
On After Effects CS5, the Core i5-2500K (3.30 GHz) was 48% faster than the Phenom X4 975 (3.6 GHz), 51% faster than the Phenom II X4 970 (3.5 GHz), and 68% faster than the Core i5-661 (3.33 GHz).