Photoshop 7 & Office XP
PC World Magazine's WorldBench 5.0 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmark, poised to replace the aging and no-longer supported Content Creation and Business 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 SP2 modules, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
All three of the systems we tested performed similarly in Worldbench 5.0's Office XP SP2 and Photoshop 7 benchmarks. The Intel powered Abit NI8 SLI was the top-dog in the Office XP SP2 test, where it finished 16 seconds faster than the Fatal1ty AN8 SLI, and 18 seconds faster than the Sapphire PI-A9RX480. The tables turned in the Photoshop test, though. In the Photoshop test, the Sapphire board took the top spot by a minuscule margin of 1 second, followed by the Fatal1ty AN8 SLI, and then the NI8 SLI.