TEST REPORT NOVEMBER 2006 System performance in predictive modeling and business intelligence scenarios on Microsoft Windows Vista

TEST REPORT 
NOVEMBER 2006 
System performance in predictive modeling 
and business intelligence scenarios on 
Microsoft Windows Vista

TEST REPORT NOVEMBER 2006 System performance in predictive modeling and business intelligence scenarios on Microsoft Windows Vista

KEY FINDINGS Executive summary Intel Corporation (Intel) commissioned Principled ® TM The Intel vPro technology based PC Technologies (PT) to compare the performance on Microsoft ® TM featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo processor Windows Vista of an Intel vPro technology based PC with E6700 yielded significant performance that of three other platforms on common predictive modeling... advantages for users on our sample and business intelligence scenarios. We tested two TEST sREPORTiness predictive modeling and bu scenarios that involve Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and a intelligence tests. FEBRUARY 2006 third that uses Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2006. We compared The Intel vPro technology based PC with the the performance of the following four platforms on these Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 finished scenarios: our three test tasks on average 2.53 times ® ® faster than the Intel Pentium D processor • Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 on an Intel vPro 930 based PC. 965 (DQ965GF) motherboard The Intel vPro technology based PC with the • Intel Pentium D processor 930 on an Intel D945GTP Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 also motherboard finished our tasks on average 3.34 times ® ® • Intel Pentium 4 processor 630 on an Intel D945GTP faster than the Intel Pentium 4 processor motherboard 2.8GHz based PC. • Intel Pentium 4 processor 2.8 GHz on an Intel These performance improvements translate D865GBF motherboard into multi-second time savings that would be noticeable to users. As Figure 1 shows, the Intel vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 significantly outperformed the other PCs in all three scenarios. The Intel vPro technology based PC with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6700 was from 1.91 times to 3.12 times faster on different tasks than the Intel Pentium D processor 930 based PC and averaged 2.53 times faster across all the tasks. (In all comparisons in which we cite the average of task times, we use the geometric Overall performance graph mean of the normalized times for each task.) 5.00 Intel Pentium 4 4processor 4.50 The Intel vPro Pentium 2.8 GHZ-based PC technology based PC 4.00 with the Intel Core 2 PC 3.50 Intel Pentium 4 Intelprocessor Duo processor E6700 processor-based 630 based PC was from 2.47 to 4.68 3.00 to times faster on our tests 2.50 relative and averaged 3.34 Intel Pentium D processor 2.00 times faster than the PC 930 based PC with the Intel Pentium 4 Performance 1.50 processor 2.8GHz on Intel vPro technology based 1.00 the Intel D865GBF PC with Intel Core 2 Duo motherboard. 0.50 processor E6700 0.00 These performance Excel recalculation M onte Carlo Intuit QuickBooks scenario simulation scenario improvements translated into multi- Scenarios second time savings noticeable to users. Figure 1: Normalized results for the test systems on all three scenarios. Larger numbers indicate better performance. For example, the longest task took 77.34 seconds on the Intel Pentium D processor 930 based PC but only 28.55 seconds--almost 49 seconds faster--on the Intel vPro technology based PC Read the full TEST REPORT NOVEMBER 2006 System performance in predictive modeling and business intelligence scenarios on Microsoft Windows Vista.

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