Musec wrote:Perhaps similar tests show similar results when it comes to DAW:s in some areas?
Being as they are more based on plugins (effectively self-contained, fully independent little applications which happen to use the DAW, and not the OS, as a host and provider of basic services), DAWs tend to be way better at multicore and parallel processing that monolithic, single-task oriented applications like Photoshop. Not all of course and I would not be surprise that some DAWs are better than others in that respect.
The same goes with most video NLEs, with effect plugins during preview. There, the graphic card drives also the rendering time. Unlike audio, rendering time of a video is a significant factor in the workflow, so even little performance improvements may translate to physical hours of difference.