975X Express Motherboard Round-Up: Foxconn, Abit, and MSI
WB 5.0: Office XP and Photoshop
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 application, or a group of popular applications to gauge performance.
Below we have the results from WB 5's Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance here, so the shorter the bar the better.
There was no clear winner among the 975X Express-based motherboards we tested in either WorldBench module, but a trend is stating to emerge. The Abit AW9D-MAX took the top spot in both tests by an ever so slight margin. The Foxconn and MSI boards put up the exact same score in the Office XP test, but in the Photoshop test, MSI trailed Foxconn by a couple of seconds.