PC World Magazine's Worldbench 5.0 is a Business and Professional application benchmark. The tests consist of a number of performance modules that each utilize one, or a group of popular applications to gauge performance.
Below we have the results from WB 5.0's Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 performance modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
In both of the WorldBench modules we tested, the new Athlon 64 X2 6000+ performed at right about the same level as the similarly clocked Quad-FX Athlon 64 FX-74 system. These tests don't benefit from the additional two execution cores on the Quad-FX platform, hence the similar performance between the 6000+ and FX-74. Intel's Core 2 and Extreme processors once again posted the best scores, however, besting AMD's fastest AMD processor by margins of 9 to 54 seconds depending on the individual test and comparison made.