After Effects CS4
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 25 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 CS4 Core i5-661 was 30% faster than Phenom II X4 965 with AMD 785G, but Core i5-750 with a GeForce 9600 GT was 23% faster. Installing a GeForce 9600 GT didn’t improve Core i5-661’s performance, but did improve Phenom II X4 965’s by 28%, making it to achieve a performance similar to Core i5-661 under this scenario.