Abit AL8 945P Motherboard Review
CC Winstone & WB 5.0: Photoshop 7 & Office XP
To get this next batch of results, we used Veritest's Content Creation Winstone 2004 suite. Before running these benchmarks, we patched the program to its latest version (v1.01), shut-down any unnecessary background processes, and defragged the hard drive.
The Veritest Content Creation Winstone 2004 test utilizes the following applications in its benchmark routine. For more information about this test, see this page:
- Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
- Adobe Premiere 6.50
- Macromedia Director MX 9.0
- Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Version 9.00.00.2980
- NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
- Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f
Content Creation Winstone 2004 was a tight race for all, with the AL8 holding a mere .4 point lead over the reference boards, who were both tied at 26.6.
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a Business and Professional application benchmark poised to replace the aging and no-longer supported Winstone tests. WorldBench 5.0 consists 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's Photoshop 7 and Office XP modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
In World Bench 5's Photoshop component, the AL8 continued to hold a minor edge over the competitor boards, taking the top spot by 5 seconds.
Interestingly, with the World Bench 5 Office XP test, the scales were completely reversed. This time the AL8 came in the slowest, while the Foxconn held the best score with a 6 second advantage. In the end, these differences are very minor.