Abit's Fatal1ty AA8XE
WorldBench 5: Photoshop 7 & Cinebench 2003
PC World Magazine's World Bench 05 is a new breed of Business and Professional application benchmark, that we're looking to with promise. World Bench 05 consists of a number of performance modules that each utilize a one, or a group, of popular applications to gauge performance. Below we have the results from WB 05's Photoshop 7 module, recorded in seconds. Lower times indicate better performance.
The Athlon 64 4000+ powered system posted the best score in WB's Photoshop 7 performance module, besting the Intel rigs by 20+ seconds. When comparing only the Intel powered systems to each other, we see that the Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE was the "fastest", completing the test 6 and 7 seconds faster than the Asus P5AD2-E and Intel reference i925XE, respectively.
The Cinebench 2003 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in seconds). We ran two sets of numbers, one in single-thread mode, and another in the benchmark's multithread mode for our Hyper-Threading-enabled P4 test systems. Athlon 64s are only capable of running the single thread test, hence the "WNR" in the graph below.
In Cinebench 2003's single-CPU test, the Athlon 64 4000+ finished rendering the scene about 4 second faster than any of the Pentium 4 based systems. In the multi-CPU test, however, the Intel rigs came storming back and smoked the Athlon by almost 10 seconds. And although its margins of victory were quite small, Abit's Fatal1ty AA8XE was able to squeak passed all of the other i925XE based systems.