TEST REPORT NOVEMBER 2006 System performance in common business scenarios that utilize new user interface features in Microsoft Windows Vista Executive summary KEY FINDINGS Intel Corporation (Intel) commissioned Principled ® TM Technologies (PT) to compare the performance in common The Intel vPro technology based PC with ® TM business scenarios that utilize advanced user interface the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 features in Microsoft Windows Vista of an Intel vPro yielded significant performance advantages technology based PC with that of three other platforms. We for users on our sample tests that take TEST REPORT tested three scenarios that took advantage of various new advantage of some of the new user-interface FEBRUARY 2006 features of Windows Vista. We made a combination of hard features in Windows Vista. performance measurements and subjective quality For example, the Intel vPro technology assessments on the following systems: based PC finished our tasks on average 2.72 ® ® times faster than the Intel Pentium 4 • Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 on an Intel vPro processor 2.8GHz based PC. 965 (DQ965GF) motherboard These performance improvements translate ® ® • Intel Pentium D processor 930 on an Intel into multi-second time savings that would be D945GTP motherboard noticeable to users. • Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 on an Intel D945GTP The older system with the Intel Pentium 4 motherboard processor 2.8GHz on the Intel D865GBF • Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.8 GHz on an Intel motherboard did not have the capabilities D865GBF motherboard necessary to support all of the new Windows Vista features the tests utilized. As Figure 1 shows, the Intel vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 significantly outperformed the other PCs in the two scenarios in which we made hard performance measurements. The Intel vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 was from 1.30 times to 1.37 times faster on different applications and tasks and averaged 1.33 times faster across all the tasks than the Intel Pentium D processor 930 based PC. (In all comparisons in which we cite the average of task times, we use the geometric mean of the normalized times for each task.) Compared to the Intel Pentium 4 Overall performance graph processor 2.8GHz 4.50 based PC with PC Intel Pentium 4 processor Intel2.8 4.00 the Intel GHz-based processor-basedPC 3.50 D865GBF to Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 motherboard, relativethe 3.00 based PC Intel vPro 2.50 technology based Intel PentiumD processor 930 2.00 Performance PC was from 1.94 based PC 1.50 to 3.82 times 4 Intel vPro technology based PC 1.00 faster on Pentiumdifferent w ith Intel Core 2 Duo processor applications and 0.50 E6700 tasks and 0.00 averaged 2.72 Sales and Marketing Find and Use Window s times faster. Window s Vista Aero Vista Aero scenario scenario In addition, while Scenarios the Intel vPro technology based Figure 1: Normalized results for the test systems on the two scenarios that include hard performance PC had no measurements. Larger numbers indicate better performance. problems with any

TEST REPORT 
NOVEMBER 2006 
System performance in common business 
scenarios that utilize new user interface 
features in Microsoft Windows Vista 
Executive summary KEY FINDINGS 
Intel Corporation (Intel) commissioned Principled ® TM 
Technologies (PT) to compare the performance in common The Intel vPro technology based PC with 
® TM 
business scenarios that utilize advanced user interface the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 
features in Microsoft Windows Vista of an Intel vPro yielded significant performance advantages 
technology based PC with that of three other platforms. We for users on our sample tests that take 
TEST REPORT 
tested three scenarios that took advantage of various new advantage of some of the new user-interface 
FEBRUARY 2006 
features of Windows Vista. We made a combination of hard features in Windows Vista. 
performance measurements and subjective quality For example, the Intel vPro technology 
assessments on the following systems: based PC finished our tasks on average 2.72 
® ® 
times faster than the Intel Pentium 4 
• Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 on an Intel vPro processor 2.8GHz based PC. 
965 (DQ965GF) motherboard These performance improvements translate 
® ® 
• Intel Pentium D processor 930 on an Intel into multi-second time savings that would be 
D945GTP motherboard noticeable to users. 
• Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 on an Intel D945GTP The older system with the Intel Pentium 4 
motherboard processor 2.8GHz on the Intel D865GBF 
• Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.8 GHz on an Intel motherboard did not have the capabilities 
D865GBF motherboard necessary to support all of the new Windows 
Vista features the tests utilized. 
As Figure 1 shows, the Intel vPro technology based PC with 
the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 significantly 
outperformed the other PCs in the two scenarios in which we made hard performance measurements. The Intel 
vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 was from 1.30 times to 1.37 times faster on 
different applications and tasks and averaged 1.33 times faster across all the tasks than the Intel Pentium D 
processor 930 based PC. (In all comparisons in which we cite the average of task times, we use the geometric 
mean of the normalized times for each task.) Compared to the 
Intel Pentium 4 
Overall performance graph processor 2.8GHz 
4.50 based PC with 
PC Intel Pentium 4 processor 
Intel2.8 4.00 the Intel 
GHz-based 
processor-basedPC 3.50 D865GBF 
to Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 motherboard, 
relativethe 3.00 based PC Intel vPro 
2.50 technology based 
Intel PentiumD processor 930 
2.00 
Performance PC was from 1.94 
based PC 
1.50 to 3.82 times 
4 Intel vPro technology based PC 
1.00 faster on 
Pentiumdifferent w ith Intel Core 2 Duo processor applications and 
0.50 E6700 tasks and 
0.00 averaged 2.72 
Sales and Marketing Find and Use Window s times faster. 
Window s Vista Aero Vista Aero scenario 
scenario In addition, while 
Scenarios the Intel vPro 
technology based 
Figure 1: Normalized results for the test systems on the two scenarios that include hard performance PC had no 
measurements. Larger numbers indicate better performance. problems with any

TEST REPORT NOVEMBER 2006 System performance in common business scenarios that utilize new user interface features in Microsoft Windows Vista Executive summary KEY FINDINGS Intel Corporation (Intel) commissioned Principled ® TM Technologies (PT) to compare the performance in common The Intel vPro technology based PC with ® TM business scenarios that utilize advanced user interface the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 features in Microsoft Windows Vista of an Intel vPro yielded significant performance advantages technology based PC with that of three other platforms. We for users on our sample tests that take TEST REPORT tested three scenarios that took advantage of various new advantage of some of the new user-interface FEBRUARY 2006 features of Windows Vista. We made a combination of hard features in Windows Vista. performance measurements and subjective quality For example, the Intel vPro technology assessments on the following systems: based PC finished our tasks on average 2.72 ® ® times faster than the Intel Pentium 4 • Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 on an Intel vPro processor 2.8GHz based PC. 965 (DQ965GF) motherboard These performance improvements translate ® ® • Intel Pentium D processor 930 on an Intel into multi-second time savings that would be D945GTP motherboard noticeable to users. • Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 on an Intel D945GTP The older system with the Intel Pentium 4 motherboard processor 2.8GHz on the Intel D865GBF • Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.8 GHz on an Intel motherboard did not have the capabilities D865GBF motherboard necessary to support all of the new Windows Vista features the tests utilized. As Figure 1 shows, the Intel vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 significantly outperformed the other PCs in the two scenarios in which we made hard performance measurements. The Intel vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 was from 1.30 times to 1.37 times faster on different applications and tasks and averaged 1.33 times faster across all the tasks than the Intel Pentium D processor 930 based PC. (In all comparisons in which we cite the average of task times, we use the geometric mean of the normalized times for each task.) Compared to the Intel Pentium 4 Overall performance graph processor 2.8GHz 4.50 based PC with PC Intel Pentium 4 processor Intel2.8 4.00 the Intel GHz-based processor-basedPC 3.50 D865GBF to Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 motherboard, relativethe 3.00 based PC Intel vPro 2.50 technology based Intel PentiumD processor 930 2.00 Performance PC was from 1.94 based PC 1.50 to 3.82 times 4 Intel vPro technology based PC 1.00 faster on Pentiumdifferent w ith Intel Core 2 Duo processor applications and 0.50 E6700 tasks and 0.00 averaged 2.72 Sales and Marketing Find and Use Window s times faster. Window s Vista Aero Vista Aero scenario scenario In addition, while Scenarios the Intel vPro technology based Figure 1: Normalized results for the test systems on the two scenarios that include hard performance PC had no measurements. Larger numbers indicate better performance. problems with any

Advanced UI Features with Intel® vPro™ Technology

Executive Summary

Intel Corporation commissioned Principled Technologies to compare the performance in common business scenarios that utilize advanced user interface features in Microsoft Windows Vista* of an Intel® vPro™ technology based PC with that of three other platforms. We tested three scenarios that took advantage of various n...ew features of Windows Vista. We made a combination of hard performance measurements and subjective quality assessments on the following systems:
• Intel® Core™2 Duo processor E6700 on an Intel® vPro™ 965 (DQ965GF) motherboard
• Intel® Pentium® D processor 930 on an Intel® D945GTP motherboard
• Intel Pentium® 4 processor 630 on an Intel D945GTP motherboard
• Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.8 GHz on an Intell® D865GBF motherboard

As Figure 1 shows, the Intel vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 significantly outperformed the other PCs in the two scenarios in which we made hard performance measurements. The Intel vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 was from 1.30 times to 1.37 times faster on different applications and tasks and averaged 1.33 times faster across all the tasks than the Intel Pentium D processor 930 based PC. (In all comparisons in which we cite the average of task times, we use the geometric mean of the normalized times for each task.)

Compared to the Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.8GHz based PC with the Intel D865GBF motherboard, the Intel vPro technology based PC was from 1.94 to 3.82 times faster on different applications and tasks and averaged 2.72 times faster.

Read the full test report Advanced UI Features with Intel® vPro™ Technology.

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